We're past the quarter mark of the 2016 NFL season and that means we have games we know will be bad, games know will be good and a everything else is anyone's guess.
The Eagles return to action at 1pm, but there's some interesting 4pm games to keep you busy later in the day.
|Arizona at San Francisco||8:25 PM||CBS|
|Washington at Baltimore||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Tennessee at Miami||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Houston at Minnesota||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Chicago at Indianapolis||1:00 PM||FOX|
|N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Philadelphia at Detroit||1:00 PM||FOX|
|New England at Cleveland||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Atlanta at Denver||4:05 PM||FOX|
|San Diego at Oakland||4:25 PM||CBS|
|Buffalo at L.A. Rams||4:25 PM||CBS|
|Cincinnati at Dallas||4:25 PM||CBS|
|N.Y. Giants at Green Bay||8:30 PM||NBC|
|Tampa Bay at Carolina||8:30 PM||ESPN|
Coverage maps from 506 Sports.
The best game is Atlanta at Denver, 4:05pm on Fox. This is a classic strength vs strength matchup, the Falcons offense looks unstoppable while the Broncos defense looks impenetrable. One of those will not be the case on Sunday.
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The Redskins travel down the road to the Ravens, 1pm on Fox. Neither team has played particularly well. The Redskins offense can't get anything going on the ground and in the air they are seemingly getting better every week until you consider they have played a progressively worse defense each week, and their defense is a sieve on every level. For the Ravens, their offense is Joe Flacco, Steve Smith and a weak rotating cast of supporting players. Defensively they look good on paper, but playing half your games against the Browns and Jaguars will do that. The outcome of this game could go any number of ways but is guaranteed to not be a quality contest.
The Cowboys host the Bengals, 4:25pm on CBS. This is the toughest opponent the Cowboys have faced so far, though the way the Bengals have gone this season the word "tough" is a poor descriptor. The Bengals have the feel of a team that is going through the motions and set to collapse by the end of next season, which means Marvin Lewis will get a contract extension this offseason. That said, there's still plenty of individual talent, this should be a good litmus test for the Cowboys.
The Giants visit the Packers, 8:30pm on NBC. The Giants get a second straight prime time game for some reason, giving the nation another chance to watch Odell Beckham pout, Ben McAdoo not game plan to him, and the Giants defense be slashed all game long.
The Eagles could have a comfortable lead on the division.
Vikings 1st Round Pick Watch
Like we said last week, the Eagles might wind up with the 32nd pick. But that's good! That means the conditional 4th would be a 2nd. Would you rather have the last pick in the 1st and 2nd rounds, a late pick in the 1st and 3rd rounds or a mid pick in the 1st and 4th rounds? There's arguments for each but with Carson Wentz looking like the Eagles QB for the next decade, they're almost academic.
Jared Goff Watch
Again, same as last week: the Rams won and Goff didn't play. Carson Wentz didn't play last week either, so... push? Nah. Eagles still have a clear advantage here.