Here’s a look at which teams Philadelphia Eagles fans should be rooting for during NFL Week 17 games.
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins: The Eagles need to win to have a shot at making the wild card. They can’t make the playoffs with a tie. Just win, baby. Root for the Eagles.
WILD CARD FEVER
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams: The Bears might pull their starters from the Vikings game if they see the Rams are blowing out the 49ers. Conversely, they might try really hard to win if they see the Rams are losing to the Niners. Root for the 49ers.
RAVENS DRAFT PICK
Little 2019 #NFLDraft note for the #Eagles:— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) December 24, 2018
They own Baltimore’s 2nd-rounder this year. If Baltimore wins Week 17 v. Cleveland, that pick can only be as low as 53 and as high as 64.
With a loss and PIT win v CIN, that pick will likely be 52, and no higher.
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants: The Giants’ first-round pick can be as high as No. 4 overall and as low as No. 12. It’d be great to see Pat Shurmur lead the Giants to a meaningless win that only serves to screw up New York’s draft position. Plus the Cowboys losing is always good. Root against the Cowboys.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans: It’s very important for the Jags to lose and get ahead of the Giants in the draft order. Jacksonville is the most likely team to take a quarterback that New York potentially wants. Root for the Texans.
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Falcons can get ahead of the Giants in the 2019 NFL Draft order if they lose. Atlanta has a weak strength of schedule, which is the tie-breaker for identical records in the draft order. Root for the Buccaneers.
Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs: The Raiders losing ensures they’ll stay ahead of the Giants in the draft order. Plus it means the Chiefs (and not the Pats) will clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoff picture. Root for the Chiefs.
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks can drop to the No. 6 seed if they lose AND the Vikings win. That means the Cowboys would host Minnesota instead of Seattle. It’d be better to see Dallas have to play the Seahawks because they’re the bigger threat. Root for the Seahawks.