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Eagles and 49ers headline docket with NFC Championship rematch

It’s already December, how is it?

As the days, weeks, and months seem to go by, there’s no better time than to get your treats ready. Pour yourself some hot cocoa, curl up in front of the TV, and get ready for the big NFL games on Sunday and Monday. Affects the playoffs.

There are a few games that come to mind when we talk about the NFL this week. The NFC’s top teams will go head-to-head, and the AFC could see some big moves or separations as the picture for the postseason begins to become clearer.

Let’s take a look at some interesting notes heading into week 13 and one thing to keep in mind for week 14.

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Eagles set for rematch

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts reacts after the win over the Buffalo Bills on November 26, 2023 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports)

The Philadelphia Eagles have already won a Super Bowl rematch against the Kansas City Chiefs and are scheduled to play the 2022 NFC Championship rematch against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon. This will be the first meeting between the two teams, which appeared in last season’s NFC title game, since the 49ers faced off against the Dallas Cowboys in 1994.

In January, the Eagles beat the 49ers because Brock Purdy suffered an arm injury. The 49ers barely threw the ball in the second half, and Philadelphia advanced to the Super Bowl.

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San Francisco has lost the NFC Championship Game for the second year in a row, and revenge on the road will give them momentum.

According to NFL Research, Jalen Hurts needs two rushing touchdowns to become the first quarterback in NFL history with multiple rushing touchdowns in three consecutive games. If 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey scores a rushing touchdown, he will join Marshall Faulk and Lenny Moore as the only players in NFL history with at least 50 rushing touchdowns and 25 touchdown catches. .

find your stride

Russell Wilson vs Browns

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson throws during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Empower Field at Mile High on November 26, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. (Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)

Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos have refused to waive him this season. Despite trade rumors and criticism of Wilson’s play, Denver compiled a 6-5 record and remained in the running for a playoff spot.

Denver is on a five-game winning streak and is scheduled to play the Houston Texans on Sunday. The team has won six of its last eight games after starting the season 0-3.

The 2018 Texans are the only team to make the postseason after starting 0-3. The Minnesota Vikings are in the same position, but are playing without Kirk Cousins. However, receiver Justin Jefferson is scheduled to return after the bye week.

Denver has three divisional games remaining. He will play two games against the Los Angeles Chargers and one against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Aim for recovery

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On November 26, 2023, at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado, Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garrett Bolles, 72, was killed by Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett during the second quarter. 95 years old). (Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)

The few teams in playoff contention this week lost last week, but they need a win to stay in the postseason race. Several teams come to mind, including the Los Angeles Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, and Cleveland Browns.

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The Chargers head off to face the New England Patriots, another team desperate for a win. The Buccaneers are hosting the Carolina Panthers, who just fired head coach Frank Reich. The Texans will host the Broncos after losing a key divisional game to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Cleveland Browns also have a chance to win, but their quarterback situation is uncertain. Facing Aaron Donald’s Rams doesn’t make things any easier.

The Indianapolis Colts have somehow clinched the last playoff spot in the AFC entering Week 13, while the Minnesota Vikings hold the same spot in the NFC.

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The Rise of Tommy DeVito

Tommy DeVito walks away

New York Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito after his first NFL start in a 10-7 win over the New England Patriots on November 26, 2023. (Kevin R. Wexler/USA Today Network)

The New York Giants were all but doomed to make the playoffs a few weeks ago when Daniel Jones suffered a season-ending torn ACL. However, Tommy DeVito managed to pick up some wins and keep the Giants’ slim playoff hopes alive at 4-8.

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The Giants enter Week 13 with a bye, so they must expect losses from the teams in front of them (Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Bucks, Rams).

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