This loss by Dallas obviously comes as good news for the Eagles. Philadelphia can actually officially clinch the division as soon as next week (Week 13). Here’s how.
EAGLES BEAT THE BEARS
The Eagles are set to host the Bears in Philadelphia this Sunday. The Eagles are heavily expected to win the game as 14-point favorites. If the Eagles do indeed take care of business on Sunday, they can clinch the division as soon as Thursday, November 30. Dallas plays Washington next Thursday, so it’s possible the Eagles could clinch without even playing a game that day.
1 - Eagles clinch if they beat the Bears in Week 12 AND Cowboys lose to Washington Redskins on Thursday Night Football in Week 13
Alternatively, the Eagles can still clinch the division even if Dallas beats Washington. That would require the Eagles to beat in the Seahawks in Seattle next Sunday.
2 - Eagles clinch if they beat the Bears in Week 12 AND they beat the Seahawks in Week 13
EAGLES LOSE TO THE BEARS
It’d be pretty concerning if the Eagles lost to the Bears this week. But even if they did, it’s still possible for Philly to clinch the NFC East in Week 13.
3 - If Eagles lose to Bears, they can still clinch by Cowboys losing to Washington in Week 13 AND Eagles beating the Seahawks in Week 13
Even in the worst case scenario, the Eagles’ magic number to clinch the NFC East is still currently at two. Any combination of Eagles wins OR Cowboys losses will continue to drop that figure.
Winning the division is essentially a formality at this point, but it’s still nice to know it’ll be official soon.
The Eagles’ real goal is to continue to maintain their lead for the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff picture.
Oh, and by the way ... Dak Prescott sucks, y’all.
To no surprise, Dak has completely sucked without Zeke.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) November 24, 2017
“Dak wasn’t just the product of a good system in 2016”— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) November 24, 2017
Cowboys should really consider drafting a QB.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) November 24, 2017
The Cowboys would’ve been better off with Tony Romo not retiring.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) November 24, 2017
Nathan Peterman and Dak Prescott have thrown the same amount of interceptions (5) in the last four days.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) November 24, 2017
Last 3 games— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) November 24, 2017
Dak: 58/88, 500 yards, 0 TD, 5 INT, 57.0 passer rating
Wentz: 47/86, 578 yards, 8 TD, 1 INT, 101.8 passer rating #Eagles