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Eagles can still win the NFC East despite losing to the Dolphins!

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Philadelphia Eagles v Miami Dolphins Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

PLAYOFFS?!

Yes, playoffs!

It certainly feels like the 5-7 Philadelphia Eagles are not alive in the NFL playoff picture after losing to the Miami Dolphins, the worst team in the NFL.

BUT ... since the NFC East is pathetic, the Eagles are actually still in position to win the division. Lol. It’s as simple as the Eagles winning their final four remaining games. Here’s a look at their schedule:

Week 14 - vs. New York Giants (2-10)
Week 15 - at Washington (3-9)
Week 16 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (6-6)
Week 17 - at New York Giants (2-10)

And here’s a look at the Cowboys’ remaining schedule:

Week 14 - at Chicago Bears (6-6)
Week 15 - vs. Los Angeles Rams (6-5)
Week 16 - at Philadelphia Eagles (5-7)
Week 17 - vs. Washington (3-9)

Let’s say the Cowboys win all their remaining non-Eagles games but lose in Philly. They’d finish the season at 9-7. Let’s also say the Eagles win out and reach 9-7. The head-to-head tiebreaker would be split between the two teams. The division games record would also be split at 5-1. The third tiebreaker would come down to the common games record and the Eagles still have a one game advantage there even after losing to Miami:

Eagles beat and Cowboys lost to — Packers, Jets, Bills

Cowboys beat and Eagles lost to — Lions, Dolphins

And so the Eagles’ playoff hopes could still very well come down to beating the Cowboys.

... or not, because it’s entirely possible the Eagles could lose to the Giants and/or Washington before they even get to Week 16.

And even if the Eagles make the playoffs, who are they beating if they get there?

NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

1 - San Francisco 49ers (10-2)
2 - New Orleans Saints (10-2)
3 - Green Bay Packers (9-3)
4 - Dallas Cowboys (8-6)
5 - Seattle Seahawks (9-2)
6 - Minnesota Vikings (8-3)
...
7 - Los Angeles Rams (6-5)
8 - Chicago Bears (6-6)
9 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7)
10 - Philadelphia Eagles (5-7)
11 - Carolina Panthers (5-7)
12 - Arizona Cardinals (3-7-1)
13 - Detroit Lions (3-8-1)
14 - Atlanta Falcons (3-9)
15 - Washington (3-9)
16 - New York Giants (2-10)


If you’re understandably sick of the playoff talk and you’re already looking ahead to the 2020 NFL Draft, well, the Eagles are currently projected to pick No. 12 overall in the first round.

Current draft order via Tankathon: