Week 16 in the NFL marks the final countdown for many NFL teams.
For some, they are counting down to the 2023 NFL Draft.
However, others are counting down the games they need to reach the NFL playoffs.
But for two teams, they can count on a loss during week 16.
Everyone seeing the Philadelphia Eagles on this might question the reasoning behind this pick.
However, the answer comes from one player who might miss their game against the Dallas Cowboys.
With quarterback Jalen Hurts having a sprained shoulder, it gives every reason to not trust this team.
Eagles QB and MVP candidate Jalen Hurts is uncertain to play Saturday vs. the Cowboys due to a sprained shoulder that he suffered during Sunday's win over the Bears, per league sources.
Hurts was hurt late in the third quarter, when Bears' DE Trevis Gipson drove him into ground. pic.twitter.com/KsWbMkCszW
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 19, 2022
While the Eagles have a solid defense, the Cowboys are coming off an embarrassing loss they wish to erase.
With this being a divisional rivalry, the Cowboys will go all out against the Eagles, who might be missing their star quarterback.
The Eagles can’t win without the star power of Hurts on the field.
If any team wants to be a major trade broker in the 2023 NFL Draft, it will be the Chicago Bears.
They currently hold the second overall pick in a quarterback-heavy draft.
With Justin Fields as their franchise quarterback, they can use their position to draw more draft picks.
This makes for one reason behind the Bears taking a loss on Sunday when they face the Buffalo Bills.
The other reason is how the Buffalo Bills are a far superior team over the Bears.
With the Bills needing wins to keep their number one seed in the AFC playoffs, they won’t lose against the lowly Bears.