The twelfth 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 12 games.
I can’t bring myself to write about rooting for the Eagles to make the playoffs at this point. Losing games is the best thing for this team’s long-term outlook. It’s time to embrace the tank and cheer for draft positioning.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: The Eagles falling to 3-7-1 potentially moves them into position for a top five pick. Losing also confirms that Jeffrey Lurie needs to make much-needed major changes. Root for the Seahawks.
MIAMI DOLPHINS at NEW YORK JETS: For the Eagles to pass the Jets in the draft order, Philly has to lose out and NYJ has to at least go 4-2 in their final six games. That’s not happening. Might as well root for the Jets to lose to maintain their No. 1 pick and make sure Dallas or NYG doesn’t get it. Root for the Dolphins.
CLEVELAND BROWNS at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: If the Jags can pull off an unlikely upset this week, they’d need to win just two more games for the Eagles to potentially pass them. Not likely but we’ll root for it to happen anyway. Root for the Jaguars.
TENNESSEE TITANS at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: Not relevant in the tank standings but if the Eagles want to have the option of trading Carson Wentz, it’s best to see Philip Rivers struggle so that Indy looks for a replacement. Frank Reich could coming calling about Wentz. Root for the Titans.
NEW YORK GIANTS at CINCINNATI BENGALS: Good result for the Eagles either way. An Eagles loss combined with a Bengals win actually moves Philly ahead of Cincy in the draft order. A Giants win moves Philly ahead of NYG and helps to prevent the Birds from winning the NFC East. For the sake of getting as high of a pick as possible, it’s best for the Bengals to win. Root for the Bengals.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS at DENVER BRONCOS: With the Broncos only half a game behind the Eagles and more losses likely on the way, best to see them pull off an upset here. They’ll just have to do it without having a real quarterback to throw the ball. Root for the Broncos.