The eighth Sunday of the 2019 NFL season is upon us. Here’s a Philadelphia Eagles focused rooting guide for all of the games.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES at BUFFALO BILLS: The Eagles should stop being dumb and losing. Just win, Eagles.
NEW YORK GIANTS at DETROIT LIONS: If the Eagles lose and the Giants win, they’ll both have the same record. Depressing thought! With Detroit being the bigger threat in the NFC, though, it’s better if they lose. Root against the Lions.
The Dallas Cowboys have their bye this week.
Washington is off after dropping to 1-7 with a loss on Thursday Night Football.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS at ATLANTA FALCONS: The Seahawks losing gives the Eagles a chance to catch up with them in the NFC playoff picture. The consolation prize to a Seattle win here is that it makes the Falcons’ 2020 sixth-round pick — which the Eagles own — even better. Root for the Falcons.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS at TENNESSEE TITANS: Gotta root for the AFC team over the NFC team. Root for the Titans.
ARIZONA CARDINALS at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: If you’re resigned to the Saints eventually locking up a first-round bye, you’ll want the Cards to lose so they’re not ahead of the Eagles for a playoff spot. Root against the Cardinals.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS at CHICAGO BEARS: Gotta root for the AFC team over the NFC team. Root for the Chargers.
CAROLINA PANTHERS at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: If you’re resigned to the 49ers eventually locking up a first-round bye, you’ll want the Panthers to lose so the Eagles can catch up with them in the NFC playoff picture. Root for the 49ers.
GREEN BAY PACKERS at KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: Gotta root for the AFC team over the NFC team. Root for the Chiefs.
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CLEVELAND BROWNS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: The Eagles own the Patriots’ 2020 fifth-round pick due to the Michael Bennett trade. It’s very likely going to be a late fifth but it’s always easy to cheer for the Pats to lose anyway. Root for the Browns.
DENVER BRONCOS at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: Missing you, Frank Reich. Root for the Colts.
NEW YORK JETS at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: The Jags can make a run for a playoff spot when they get Nick Foles back. Root for the Jaguars.
OAKLAND RAIDERS at HOUSTON TEXANS: If you want to see the Colts or Jags win the AFC South, you’ll want to see Houston lose. Root for the Raiders.