The Eagles nonetheless have work to do.
Largely as a result of Jalen Hurts’ shoulder damage – which appears to be like small on the floor however value him a begin in opposition to the Cowboys and Saints (20-10 loss Sunday afternoon) – the Eagles have a ton to play subsequent week. When the giants got here to city.
Fortuitously, the chances are nonetheless too excessive of their favour.
Because of a superior win over the Colts, the Giants clinched the NFC’s #6 spot and have little or no play to play in Week 18. benefit in the course of the playoffs and an NFC East title.
The Cowboys can win this stuff, even when they lose to the Commanders in Week 18 – a crew of Commanders (following their very own loss to the Browns) who’ve an opportunity to slide by way of the backdoor of their playoff docks. Even realizing that the Eagles would be the Giants’ second participant, will Dallas do something to win the NFC East and earn a potential first-round farewell?
If the Cowboys lose, the Eagles clinch the division. They’d additionally clinch the one seed with losses to the Niners and Vikings.
However their very own win – which hasn’t been shortly – renders the outcomes of all different groups irrelevant.
1-race for the seed
The Eagles break a tie in opposition to the Vikings – so their Sunday loss knocks them out of the very best seeded race (at 12-4). Philly loses a tie-break in opposition to the Cowboys and 49ers – that means if all three groups have the identical file, Dallas wins the NFC East and is #1 with the Eagles at quantity 5 on Wild Card level. If the Cowboys lose to Washington and the Eagles lose, if San Francisco loses to the Cardinals subsequent week, they will be the #1 seed.
A stunning variety of situations are nonetheless potential, due to Philly’s back-to-back setbacks, however they nonetheless management their destiny.
And when you have tickets for subsequent Sunday’s recreation, you do not have to sit down and watch a recreation that may in any other case be a pointless pre-season recreation.
Reviews counsel the Hurts might be returning to the sector subsequent week. Eagles followers can hope that the offense is robust sufficient to kick him and the newbies off the pitch early, and get some additional relaxation earlier than a possible first-round bye.
There is a huge distinction in Tremendous Bowl odds between 1 and 5 seeds. Thank goodness for the Horrible Colts (Shedding to the Giants).
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