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Eagles rooting guide for Week 3 games

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The third Sunday of the 2020 NFL regular season is here! That means it’s time to run through a Philadelphia Eagles-focused rooting guide for all of the Week 3 games.

EAGLES GAME

CINCINNATI BENGALS at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: Teams that start 0-3 have a 2.5% chance of making the playoffs. The most wins the Eagles have ever finished with after starting 0-3 in a season is six. It’s a must-win matchup to keep the season alive. Root for the Eagles.

NFC EAST GAMES

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS at NEW YORK GIANTS: I can envision the scenario where the Giants beat a banged up 49ers team and the Eagles beat the Bengals. Such an outcome would have people believing Philly can rebound to 2-2. But it’s obviously better for the Eagles if the Giants lose this game when it comes to the division standings. Root for the 49ers.

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM at CLEVELAND BROWNS: Easy call to root for the AFC team over a division rival. Especially when that rival is in first place and currently holds a tiebreaker over the Eagles. Root for the Browns.

DALLAS COWBOYS at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: If you’re of the belief that the Eagles should bottom out, well, it’s better for the Cowboys to run away with the NFC East. But since we’re not all fully there yet, screw Dallas. Root for the Seahawks.

NFC GAMES

TENNESSEE TITANS at MINNESOTA VIKINGS: AFC team over the NFC team. Though it’s not like the Vikings are a playoff threat at this rate. Root for the Titans.

LOS ANGELES RAMS at BUFFALO BILLS: AFC team over the NFC team. Especially when that NFC team has a tiebreaker over the Eagles. Root for the Bills.

CHICAGO BEARS at ATLANTA FALCONS: Root for the 0-2 team to take down the 2-0 team. Easier for the Eagles to catch up that way. Root for the Falcons.

CAROLINA PANTHERS at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS: AFC team over the NFC team. Though it’s not like the Panthers are a playoff threat at this rate. Root for the Chargers.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS at DENVER BRONCOS: AFC team over the NFC team. Root for the Broncos.

DETROIT LIONS at ARIZONA CARDINALS: Root for the 0-2 team to take down the 2-0 team. The Cards are clearly the bigger threat in the conference. Root for the Lions.

GREEN BAY PACKERS at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: I’m gonna be honest, it’s fun to see the Saints lose. Root for the Packers.

WHAT’S LEFT

HOUSTON TEXANS at PITTSBURGH STEELERS: The Eagles play the Stillers in a couple weeks. Better for Pittsburgh to be good as possible because Philly beating them would improve their strength of victory tiebreaker. Root for the Steelers.

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: If the Eagles are going to be really bad, we’re going to have to pivot for rooting for draft position. In preparation of that, the only interest in this game lies in that category, so go Patriots. Root for the Patriots.

NEW YORK JETS at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: With draft position in mind, better to see the Jets win. Root for the Jets.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS at BALTIMORE RAVENS: The Eagles play the Ravens in a few weeks. Better for Baltimore to be good as possible because Philly beating them would improve their strength of victory tiebreaker. Root for the Ravens.