The 6-2 Philadelphia Eagles have the day off since they don't play the Carolina Panthers until Monday night. It's time to relax and watch other NFL teams play instead. Don't just watch any games, though, watch the ones that matter towards the Eagles' playoff hopes. According to Football Outsiders, Philadelphia currently has a 86.4% chance of qualifying for post-season play. With that in mind, there's still plenty of time left for things to change.
Here's our Eagles fan rooting guide for NFL Week 10.
NFC East: Quest for the Division Crown
Dallas Cowboys (6-3) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8) - I've already written about my take on this game. It seems foolish to me that the Cowboys are likely letting Tony Romo play. The guy needs to wear flip flops because he can't bend down to tie his shoes but he's fit to play a football game? Against a team that has been able to hit the quarterback often? Just doesn't seem like the best long-term strategy. It seems unlikely Jacksonville can pull off the upset here, but this game's result won't have a huge impact in the standings, win or lose, because it's an inter-conference game. In any event, Eagles fans will obviously be rooting for Gus Bradley and Blake Bortles to manage the win in London. A Dallas loss puts the Cowboys at 6-4 heading into their Week 11 bye. The Eagles could then potentially gain a one-and-a-half game lead in the division with a win on Monday night.
Root for the Jaguars
New York Giants (3-5) at Seattle Seahawks (5-3) - The G-men look like they're toast. It would be surprising to see them win in Seattle, especially considering they're playing on short rest. Seattle is more threatening to the Eagles so a Seahawks loss would be better but Philadelphia fans won't complain about a nail in the coffin to New York's 2014 season. A Giants loss would drop the team to 3-6 overall with a 1-2 NFC East record and a 2-5 NFC record.
Root for a Seahawks loss (likely to no avail)
Washington is on their bye this week. At 3-6, they're pretty much done. Some Washington fans might like to point out how the team made the playoffs despite starting 3-6 in 2013. Well, they're currently 1-2 in the division and 1-5 in conference play. Washington was only 0-1 in the NFC East and 3-4 against NFC teams two years ago. D.C. is in worse shape this time around.
Around the NFC
Miami Dolphins (5-3) at Detroit Lions (6-2) - The Lions defense looks good but the offense has been less than threatening with the absence of Calvin Johnson. Megatron is back so Detroit is more of a threat. A Miami win would be ideal in order to knock the Lions down a peg.
San Francisco 49ers (4-4) at New Orleans Saints (4-4) - Someone has to win the terribel NFC South so the Saints might as well win this one anyway. The 49ers own a direct tiebreaker over Philadelphia due to having beat them in Week 4. Either way, though, not a terrible result for Eagles fans.
St. Louis Rams (3-5) at Arizona Cardinals (7-1) - A Rams upset can't be totally ruled out given how they've managed to beat both San Francisco and Seattle. It would be ideal for Philadelphia to see Arizona drop this game.
Chicago Bears (3-5) at Green Bay Packers (5-3) - The Eagles play the Packers in Week 11 and it could be a tough game for them. Green Bay is a bigger threat than Chi-town so it makes sense to root for a Bears upset.