The NFL has two Saturday games scheduled for today. Washington Redskins at Tennessee Titans begins at 4:25 PM ET. Baltimore Ravens at Los Angeles Chargers begins at 8:20 PM ET. Both games will air live on NFL Network.
When it comes to the Philadelphia Eagles’ rooting interests, here’s what you need to know:
Washington Redskins at Tennessee Titans: The Titans winning this game helps the Eagles in two ways. 1) A Titans win on Saturday combined with an Eagles win on Sunday officially eliminates Washington from the playoff picture. That means Washington won’t have something to play for when they face the Eagles in Week 17. 2) The Titans winning drops the Ravens’ playoff chances by 6%. The Eagles want Baltimore to miss the playoffs in order to get a better 2019 second-round pick from the Ravens. Root for the Titans.
Baltimore Ravens at Los Angeles Chargers: A Ravens loss on Saturday drops Baltimore’s chances of making the playoffs from 41% to 18%. The Eagles need the Ravens to miss the playoffs so that 2019 second-round pick they’re owed is in the middle of the second round instead of later on. Root for the Chargers.
My picks for these games: Titans -11 and Chargers -3.5.
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