Jeff Harvey

Here it is high school football season and we’re not sure of anything. If your county is red or orange, there’ll be no football games. Any other color means football.

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that the Big 10 and PAC 12 were not going to play football this year. Since then, the former has wavered a bit and is now talking about a November start date, which will mean that any national playoffs will be pushed into February at the earliest.

I’m a reporter. I would be a hypocrite if I said athletes didn’t have the right to take stands on issues. The Law of Unintended Consequences, though, applies to anyone taking a stance in that you can’t control what people’s reactions will be.

Getting back to football, this time the NFL brand, we’ll finish our look at the divisions with the NFL East.

I’m picking the Philadelphia Eagles to finish first. They have the best-overall talent and the sanest front office and ownership. Should Carson Wentz stay healthy and perform like he did two years ago, they’ll win easily.

The Dallas Cowboys have the most front-end talent and Dak Prescott is the division’s best quarterback, Wentz notwithstanding, because he’s stayed both healthy and productive. However, the Jones family hasn’t been the best in either dealing with Prescott’s contract status or the controversies of recent years.

The New York Giants are fully-committed to Daniel Jones at quarterback. They need far more talent to think about challenging the first two teams.

The Washington Who Knows What They’ll be Called Football Team is a mess. They are incapable of committing to anyone and the longer Daniel Snyder operates the team, the worse it will get.

Here’s who I have going to the conference playoffs: San Francisco, Green Bay, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Minnesota and Seattle. I see New Orleans winning the NFC and defeating Baltimore 27-21 in the Super Bowl.

Jeff Harvey is a freelance reporter and columnist for the Princeton Times. Contact him at delimartman@yahoo.com.

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