Here’s a look at which teams Philadelphia Eagles fans should be rooting for during NFL Week 7 games.
Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles can advance to 4-3 with a win. It’d be their first time above .500 since Week 3. Root for the Eagles, you dummy.
NFC EAST GAMES
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins: This is a tough one. At first glance, it seems like rooting for Washington to lose is the best choice since they’re currently first in the NFC East at 3-2. They’d advance to 4-2 and 1-0 in the division with the win. But if Dallas wins, the Cowboys will be 4-3 and 2-0 in division games. Rooting for ties is silly because it’s unlikely and it’s better for one to be dealt a blow than both of them just feeling kinda indifferent. With that in mind, I think the answer here is to root against Dallas. Washington fans are more tolerable than Cowboys fans. You don’t want to see the Cowboys build on their momentum from last week’s win. Root for the Cowboys to lose.
New York Giants at Atlanta Falcons: The garbage Giants get to follow up a Thursday Night Football game with a Monday Night Football appearance. That’s too much national TV for such a bad team. It’s better if New York wins at this point because all that will do is screw up their draft positioning and make it harder to get a quarterback. Root for the Falcons to lose.
Minnesota Vikings at New York Jets: Please pull off the upset here, Sam Darnold. Root for the J-E-T-S.
New England Patriots at Chicago Bears: It’s better for the NFC team to lose. Root for the Bears to lose.
Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs have that head-to-head tie-breaker over the Eagles. It becomes less valuable with Tampa Bay being bad. Root for the Browns.
Detroit Lions at Miami Dolphins: Root for the NFC team to lose. And for former Eagles legend Frank Gore.. Root for the Dolphins.
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers: C’mon, Niners. Be the ones to tarnish the Rams’ perfect record. Root for the 49ers.
DRAFT PICK WATCH
New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens: Draft pick watch continues to not go well as the Ravens are now 4-2 through six games. Baltimore ranks fourth overall in DVOA. And now the Eagles find themselves rooting for the Ravens to win this week because that’s perferable to seeing the Saints win. Baltimore losing would be a consolation prize. Root for the Ravens.
Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Chargers: I wish the Titans would look good so the Eagles’ loss to them doesn’t look so embarrassing. Root for the Titans.
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars: Do you want the Jaguars to bounce back and start smelling themselves a little too much before their London trip? Or do you want them to continue to look really bad? I’ll take the latter and hope their struggles carry over into Week 8. Root for the Texans.
Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis Colts: In a vacuum, I’d like to see Frank Reich win. But in reality I’d like to see the Colts end up with a worse record than the Giants. Get that high draft pick, Indy. Root for the Bills.
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs: The Bengals are still first in the AFC North thanks to their head-to-head win over Baltimore. It’s preferable for Cincy (or Pittsburgh) to stay at the top of the division so that it makes it harder for the Ravens to make the playoffs. Missing the postseason will make the Ravens’ pick owed to the Eagles more favorable for Philly. Root for the Bengals.
Green Bay Packers: Up next is a road game against the Rams. Interesting.
Oakland Raiders: Up next is a home game against Indy. Need the Raiders to keep losing and get that No. 1 pick.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Up next is a home game against Cleveland. Will Le’Veon Bell eventually report? And will he be traded before the October 30 deadline?
Seattle Seahawks: Up next is a road game against Detroit.