The fifth Sunday of the 2020 NFL regular season is here and that means it’s time to run through a Philadelphia Eagles-focused rooting guide for all of the Week 5 games.
Last week I provided two different versions: 1) a tanking guide and 2) a playoffs guide. This week we’ll just be focusing on the latter since the Birds are currently first in the NFC East.
NFC EAST GAMES
LOS ANGELES RAMS at WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM: Washington is currently second in the division despite losing their last three games (lol). Another loss prevents them from getting ahead of the Eagles. Root for the Rams.
CINCINNATI BENGALS at BALTIMORE RAVENS: The Eagles play the Ravens next week. Philly’s strength of victory tiebreaker probably won’t factor into them making or missing the playoffs due to the tie in their record. But that category will improve with the Ravens winning and the Eagles finding a way to beat Baltimore. So, why not root for that to happen anyway. Root for the Ravens.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at CLEVELAND BROWNS: Same logic with the Ravens scenario. The Eagles play the Browns later this year and it’s better for Cleveland to have the best record possible if Philly’s going to beat them. Root for the Browns.