The weather is turning – including in Seattle of all places, good time for the Seahawks to skip town – the playoff races are tightening, and the regular-season schedule is dwindling.
Week 14 is here, the final one to include byes – though only the last-place Arizona Cardinals and Washington Commanders are off, so only Kyler Murray's and Sam Howell's fantasy owners are impacted.
On the field, there are some consequential matchups – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hoping to pull even with the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC South and games (Colts-Bengals, Jaguars-Browns among them) that will completely influence the middle of the playoff packs. And even with the Bills languishing at .500, their visit to Arrowhead Stadium to see the Kansas City Chiefs usually produces fireworks, though this is a game Buffalo has to have.
(There will also be a unique "Monday Night Fooball" twinbill, Titans-Dolphins and Packers-Giants being played concurrently, starting at 8:15 p.m. ET, rather than the staggered starts the NFL has recently tried with "MNF" doubleheaders. Too bad there wasn't a "matchup flex" option or some such to give us Packers-Dolphins, but we digress.)
But, like last week, all eyes will be on the Philadelphia Eagles – this time they'll head to Texas to play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, the winner ticketed for first place in the NFC East while remaining heavily in play for the NFC's No. 1 seed.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NFL Week 14 picks: Can Cowboys topple Eagles, alter playoff picture?