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Eagles fans rooting guide for Week 3 games

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Here are the teams you should be rooting for ... and against.

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The third Sunday of the 2019 NFL season is here. Let’s take a look at which teams Philadelphia Eagles fans should be rooting for during Week 3 football games.

EAGLES GAME

DETROIT LIONS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: It’s sure not gonna be fun if the Eagles drop to 1-2 ahead of a Thursday night game in Green Bay. Root for the Eagles, imo.

NFC EAST

MIAMI DOLPHINS AT DALLAS COWBOYS: There’s a zero percent chance the Cowboys lose this game. Root for it to happen anyway. Root for the Dolphins.

NEW YORK GIANTS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: Some might argue the Eagles should want the Giants to win this game to ruin New York’s draft position and to hurt a bigger NFC threat in the Bucs. I’d argue the Eagles shouldn’t want to see the Daniel Jones era begin in a way that gives the Giants hope for the future. The silver lining in a Bucs loss is that the Eagles’ 2020 seventh-round pick from them could get a little better. Root for the Buccaneers.

CHICAGO BEARS AT WASHINGTON: The Bears are a bigger threat to the Eagles in the NFC than Washington is to the Eagles in the NFC East. Washington winning hurts their draft positioning and also helps the Eagles’ strength of victory tiebreaker. Root against the Bears.

NFC TEAMS

OAKLAND RAIDERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS: Root for the AFC team to beat the potential NFC playoff contender. Plus, who doesn’t have fun when Kirk Cousins loses? Root for the Raiders.

ATLANTA FALCONS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: The Falcons now have a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Eagles in the NFC playoff picture. Don’t want that coming into play later down the road. Root for the Colts.

DENVER BRONCOS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS: Root for the AFC team to beat the NFC playoff contender. Keep Aaron Rodgers away from the playoffs. Root for the Broncos.

CAROLINA PANTHERS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS: The Cards are the bigger NFC threat to the Eagles if Cam Newton isn’t going to be healthy this season. Root for the Panthers.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: Root for the AFC team to beat the potential NFC playoff contender.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: The Seahawks are theoretically the bigger NFC threat with an injured Drew Brees missing time. But the Eagles also need the Saints to actually lose some games before he returns. Root for the Seahawks.

LOS ANGELES RAMS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS: Root for the AFC team to beat the NFC playoff contender. Root for the Browns.

DRAFT PICK WATCH

NEW YORK JETS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: The Eagles acquired the Patriots’ fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft from the Michael Bennett trade. Might as well root for it to be as high as it possibly can be even though the Jets are going to get smoked today. Root for the Jets.

WHAT’S LEFT

CINCINNATI BENGALS AT BUFFALO BILLS: It won’t happen but it’d be nice to see the Bills take the AFC East away from the Pats. Root for the Bills.

BALTIMORE RAVENS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: Should be a good game. I think the Chiefs have the better chance of knocking off the Pats in the AFC so I’ll go with them. Root for the Chiefs.

HOUSTON TEXANS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS: Doesn’t really matter.