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Less than one year after giving Chip Kelly total control over football operations, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie decided to fire him. The case can be made that Kelly deserved to be relieved of his GM duties after a disastrous offseason that featured him parting ways with LeSean McCoy, spending gobs of money on DeMarco Murray and bringing in Sam Bradford as his franchise quarterback.
But as a head coach, Kelly compiled a 26-21 record in Philadelphia. He deserved more time to implement his program.
Sunday’s early game is a regular season rematch between the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings won their first division title since 2009, finally breaking the Green Bay Packers’ long reign. The Seahawks had a rough 2-4 start to the year but dominated down the stretch and are expected to get Marshawn Lynch back this week. When these teams met in Week 13, Seattle ran Minnesota off the field, 38-7. The Seahawks are a unanimous pick to get their second win over the Vikings this year.
There’s another split game in the late Sunday game between the Green Bay Packers and Washington. Green Bay is limping into the postseason with a 4-6 finish after starting the season 6-0.
The offense has taken several steps back and Aaron Rodgers isn’t looking like his usual self. Meanwhile, Washington is riding high on a four-game winning streak, winning the NFC East in Week 16 (which is an accomplishment in the NFC East this year). Kirk Cousins defied all expectations, breaking several franchise passing records this season. Will he keep his mojo going and get Washington its first playoff win since 2005? Four of our writers think so, while the other four pick Green Bay.