The Philadelphia Eagles are no longer alive in the 2016 NFL playoff picture. The Washington Redskins clinched the NFC East title on Saturday evening with their win over the Birds by a final score of 38 to 24.
This marks the second year in a row where the Eagles failed to qualify for the postseason. The Eagles won the division in Chip Kelly's first season as head coach in 2013 but missed the playoffs last season despite having a 10-6 record.
It's been a highly disappointing year for the Eagles. Expectations were high heading into this season. Some even thought the Eagles might actually be Super Bowl contenders. But that clearly wasn't the case. Kelly's moves as a general manager set this team up for failure and he got out-coached too often. As a result, the Eagles are 6-9 with one meaningless game against the New York Giants remaining.
The Eagles have a mess on their hands. It's up to them to fix it in the offseason.
Here's the entire current NFC playoff picture:
1) Carolina Panthers - 14-0 - Clinched division and bye
2) Arizona Cardinals - 12-2 - Clinched division
3) Green Bay Packers - 10-4 - Clinched playoff berth
4) Washington Redskins - 8-7 - Clinched division
5) Seattle Seahawks - 9-5 - Clinched playoff berth
6) Minnesota Vikings - 9-5