Does anyone seriously still want the Philadelphia Eagles to win the NFC East? Does anyone really want to watch this miserable team play an extra game?!
I know I don’t.
Mercifully, the Eagles might be able to avoid making the playoffs. An updated look at the division standings after Week 11:
Lol. So embarrassingly bad.
The Eagles’ first place lead will only last a few days longer since the Cowboys and Washington play on Thanksgiving. The winner of that game will move into the No. 1 spot.
Realistically speaking, it’s in the Eagles’ best long-term interest to lose as many games as possible at this point. No more false positives. Jeffrey Lurie needs to realize that significant changes are needed and him seeing his very expensive team fail to win a historically bad division should provide plenty of motivation.
If the Eagles were in any other division right now, they’d currently be picking No. 10 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. Instead, they’re currently projected at No. 19 since they’re leading the NFC East. It would be a travesty to see this team ruin good draft positioning just to get bounced in the first round of the playoffs.
The Eagles will likely fall to 3-7-1 with the Seattle Seahawks up next on Monday Night Football. Seattle is coming off a mini-bye (played on Thursday) and they always own the Eagles anyway.
NEW YORK GIANTS
The Giants had their bye in Week 11. They’ll return to action in Week 12 to face a Cincinnati Bengals team that just lost Joe Burrow for the year. Should be a winnable game for the G-Men; they’re currently favored by 5.5 points.
For what it’s worth, Football Outsiders currently gives the Giants the best odds to win the NFC East at 32.7%.
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM
Washington beat the aforementioned Bengals to pick up their third win of the season. They have an opportunity to sweep the Cowboys with a win on Thanksgiving.
The Cowboys are looking more competitive lately after initially looking totally listless following Dak Prescott’s injury. Can’t rule them out as potential division winners, especially if they beat Washington on Thursday.
WHO’S GOING TO WIN?
Let’s compare the schedules.
2020 NFC East Remaining Schedules
|Week 12||vs. Seahawks (7-3)||vs. Football Team (3-7)||at Bengals (2-7-1)||at Cowboys (3-7)|
|Week 13||at Packers (7-3)||at Ravens (6-4)||at Seahawks (7-3)||at Steelers (10-0)|
|Week 14||vs. Saints (8-2)||at Bengals (2-7-1)||vs. Cardinals (6-4)||vs. 49ers (4-6)|
|Week 15||at Cardinals (6-4)||vs. 49ers (4-6)||vs. Browns (7-3)||at Seahawks (7-3)|
|Week 16||at Cowboys (3-7)||vs. Eagles (3-6-1)||at Ravens (6-4)||vs. Panthers (4-7)|
|Week 17||vs. Football Team (3-7)||at Giants (3-7)||vs. Cowboys (3-7)||at Eagles (3-6-1)|
I think the final standings could look something like this:
1) New York Giants: 5-11
2) Dallas Cowboys: 5-11
3) Philadelphia Eagles: 4-11-1
4) Washington Football Team: 4-12
The only game I have the Eagles winning is their Week 17 one again Washington. But they might just lose all six remaining games at this point.
Which team will win the NFC East?
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IF NOT THE EAGLES, WHAT’S THE IDEAL OUTCOME?
The Football Team making the playoffs is probably for the best since they need a quarterback the most. Don’t want the Giants to get a high pick to replace Daniel Jones, either, though. The Cowboys winning isn’t good because it could be something for them to build on upon Prescott returning next season.
Which team do you want to see win the NFC East?
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