Predicting NFL Week 14 upsets, plus weekly buzz, notes

The Eagles and Cowboys are trending toward a monumental NFC East rematch on Dec. 24. AP Photo/Matt Slocum

If you're a believer in the adage conveyed by Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells that says "you are what your record says you are," perhaps you can stop reading right here. The Philadelphia Eagles continue to hold the NFL's best record at 11-1 as Week 14 of the 2022 season begins, with the 10-2 Minnesota Vikings and 9-3 Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs next in line for the literal designation as the league's best team.

If, on the other hand, you believe nuance is necessary in any analysis of the top teams, we have a debate that might be up your alley. Given that it's not the Eagles but their current NFC East subordinates the Cowboys that lead ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI), the question of "best" seems like a pertinent and fluid one. NFL Insiders Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler have made their feelings on the subject known, also weighing in on the sub-.500 teams that could make a serious run to the wild card as the NFL playoff machine cranks up, discussing which of the league's whopping seven intradivision games this week has the most import, offering their rookie of the year picks and providing the usual spate of upset selections and fantasy advice.