NFL Week 14 bold predictions: Giants upset Eagles in scoring explosion; Mike White equals Josh Allen

Has there ever been a bigger discrepancy in résumés than in Sunday’s QB matchup between seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady and 2022 Mr. Irrelevant Brock Purdy? Not that I can recall. And according to NFL Research, the age difference of 22 years and 146 days will be largest between opposing starting quarterbacks in any game since QB starts were first tracked in 1950. But let’s go away from the glamour position for a moment …

Lost in the surprising struggles of the Bucs’ 27th-ranked scoring offense: the fact that Todd Bowles’ defense is playing a high level, ranking fifth in scoring D. This weekend, the unit shuts down San Francisco’s rookie quarterback in an ugly 10-9 victory, bringing the all-time record for QBs facing Brady in their first career start to 0-7. More importantly, the win keeps the Buccaneers comfortably atop the lackluster NFC South, while dealing a painful blow to the Niners’ NFC West title pursuit.

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