Eagles playoff probabilities: How Philadelphia can still win NFC East, clinch NFL playoff spot,
The Eagles (4-9-1) are in jeopardy of failing to increase their NFC playoff streak to 4 seasons beneath coach Doug Pederson. After a run of two NFC East titles with a wild-card berth in between, Philadelphia, fourth place within the division in 2020, is on the point of elimination.
This season, the Eagles will not be attending to 9-7 for a 3rd consecutive yr, however given the sorry state of their weak division, they still have an opportunity to make the playoffs at 6-9-1.
The excellent news for Philadelphia is that it controls a lot of its scenario, solely needing two bits of outdoor assist past successful its last two video games. This is a breakdown of what must occur for the Eagles to make the NFC championship match once more as a No. 4 seed, this time with Jalen Hurts as their beginning quarterback:
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1. The Eagles win out to get to 6-9-1
The Eagles have to go three groups in two weeks and that requires perfection. With their early-season tie in opposition to the Bengals, they can not tie with one other workforce or groups for the division lead.
First up for Philadelphia is a visit to Dallas in Week 16, a workforce it beat in Week 8. Ought to the Eagles win that second sport to get to 5-9-1, they might remove the Cowboys, who would drop behind them at 5-10.
Second is a rematch with Washington in dwelling in Week 17. The Eagles misplaced the primary assembly by blowing an enormous lead in Week 1. Via all their points, the Eagles still might end 4-2 in division play to significantly enhance their playoff probabilities.
2. Washington loses in Week 16
Whereas the Eagles are battling the Cowboys, additionally they might be rooting for the Panthers to win at Washington as delicate underdogs in the identical late afternoon window on Sunday. One other win by Washington to get to 7-8 earlier than Week 17 would remove each the Eagles and Cowboys, no matter that sport’s end result.
3. The Giants lose as soon as
The Giants, just like the Cowboys, are 5-9. They may simply fall to 5-10 as large underdogs to the Ravens in Week 16. If that does not occur, then the Eagles would rely on the Cowboys to rebound and beat the Giants in New York in Week 7.
Ought to the Giants go 2-0, they might management the division ought to Washington lose as soon as. But when the Giants lose as anticipated together with Washington, then every little thing can be proper in entrance of the Eagles.
There isn’t any doubt a QB change to Hurts has supplied a much-needed last-season spark to the offense. The Eagles hope it will not too large, too late.