The top two quarterbacks selected in the 2016 NFL Draft face off in a marquee NFC matchup. Jared Goff (No. 1) leads his Los Angeles Rams (9-3) against Carson Wentz (No. 2) and the Philadelphia Eagles (10-2).
A victory for Philadelphia will clinch them the NFC East title. A win for Los Angeles will keep them a game ahead of Seattle in the NFC West.
Here’s our picks for the showdown in Los Angeles:
Jason Romano: Eagles 30 – Rams 24 — Philly is staying out West this week and I think a loss will do them good. Eagles fans shouldn’t panic. I think they get back on the winning track this week in Los Angeles.
Justin Adams: Eagles 30 – Rams 27 – The Eagles will be without tight end Zach Ertz which will hurt in the red zone. But Wentz will lean on receivers Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor and a strong running game to get the road win.
Jon Ackerman: Eagles 31 – Rams 27 – The Eagles are the most well-rounded team in football and I think their loss in Seattle was good for them after a nine-game winning streak. Pressure mounts after each win, so now that’s gone and it’s time to close out the year. L.A. is vulnerable against the run and Philly is second-best in the NFL at running.
Last Week’s Game of the Week Pick Recap:
Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints
Actual Result: New Orleans 31 – Carolina 21
Jason Romano: New Orleans Saints 34 – Carolina Panthers 20
Justin Adams: New Orleans Saints 31 – Carolina Panthers 23
Jon Ackerman: New Orleans Saints 31 – Carolina Panthers 21
Season Record: (Upsets Record in Parentheses)
Jason: 10-4 (2-8)
Justin: 7-7 (4-6)
Jon: 10-3 (2-7)