The final Sunday of the 2019 NFL regular season has actually somehow currently shown up. Here’s a Philadelphia Eagles focused rooting guide for all of the Week 17 games.
It’s the No. 4 seed or bust for the Eagles given that they can just win the NFC East and not a wild card area.
1 – San Francisco 49 ers(12 -3)
2 – Green Bay Packers(12 -3)
3 – New Orleans Saints(12 -3)
4 – Philadelphia Eagles (8-7)
5 – Seattle Seahawks(11 -4)
6 – Minnesota Vikings(10 -5)
7 – Los Angeles Rams(8-7)
8 – Chicago Bears(7-8)
9 – Dallas Cowboys(7-8)
10 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers(7-8)
11 – Atlanta Falcons(6-9)
12 – Arizona Cardinals(5-9-1)
13 – Carolina Panthers(5-10)
14 – New York City Giants(4-11)
15- Detroit Lions(3-11 -1)
16 – Washington (3-12)
GETTING THE EAGLES TO THE PLAYOFFS
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES at New York City GIANTS: The Eagles can clinch the NFC East if they beat or connect the Giants. Got ta get it done. Beat the Giants.
WASHINGTON at DALLAS COWBOYS: The Eagles shouldn’t be relying on Washington helping them to get to the playoffs … however we’ll note the Eagles can also clinch the division if the Cowboys lose to or connect with Washington. The perk to a Washington win is that it ‘d possibly knock them out of the No. 2 overall choice in the 2020 NFL Draft, keeping Chase Young out of the NFC East. The silver lining to a Cowboys win accompanied by an Eagles win is that Dallas would simply be ruining their draft positioning. Root versus the Cowboys.
PROSPECTIVE EAGLES PLAYOFF CHALLENGERS
SAN FRANCISCO 49 ERS at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: The winner of the NFC East will host the loser of this Sunday Night Football video game in the wild card round. Previously this week, BGN polled readers about their preference The results:
Let’s choose the bulk here and state the Eagles need to be wishing to face Seattle next weekend. Another reward to a San Fran win is it most likely keeps New Orleans out of a first-round bye. Root for the 49 ers.
GREEN BAY PACKERS at DETROIT LIONS: Seeing the Packers get a leading two seed is more effective to New Orleans– a more hazardous team– having one. Likewise, a Lions loss combined with a Washington win permits Detroit to get the No. 2 total pick and keep Chase Young out of the NFC East. Root for the Packers.
BRAND-NEW ORLEANS SAINTS at CAROLINA PANTHERS: Can’t see the Saints losing this game but root for the not likely upset anyhow in order to keep New Orleans far from a first-round bye. Root for the Panthers.
EAGLES DRAFT PICK FACTOR TO CONSIDER
ATLANTA FALCONS at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: The Eagles own the Falcons’ 2020 sixth-round choice due to the Johnathan Cyprien trade. Might as well root for it to be as good as it possibly can be. Root for the Buccaneers.
MIAMI DOLPHINS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Yeah, I don’t think the Dolphins are winning this video game. But it ‘d be quite sweet if they did and knocked the Pats out of a first-round bye. Keep in mind that the Eagles own the Pats’ 2020 fifth-round pick due to the Michael Bennett trade. The faster the Pats are removed from the playoffs, the much better. The advantage to a Pats win is that the Dolphins can continue of Washington in the draft order if Dallas loses. Root for the Dolphins.
EAGLES DRAFT POSITIONING CONSIDERATIONS
The hope is that the Eagles make the playoffs. This part of the rooting guide is simply in case they don’t beat the Giants and draft positioning unexpectedly becomes crucial. 2020 NFL Draft order via Tankathon:
CHICAGO BEARS at MINNESOTA VIKINGS: The Vikings are secured to the No. 6 seed so they’ll be resting some beginners. That’s good news if the Eagles lose due to the fact that Philly can move ahead of Chicago’s pick (owned by Oakland) in the first round. If the Eagles and the Cowboys both win, however, it’s much better if the Bears lose so they can continue of Dallas in the draft order. Root for the Bears.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: If Philly loses, the Eagles can continue of the Colts in the draft order with a Colts win. If Philly and Dallas both win, a Colts loss is more suitable to move Indy ahead in the draft order. Root for the Colts.
OAKLAND RAIDERS at DENVER BRONCOS: If Philly loses, the Eagles can continue of the Raiders in the draft order with a Raiders win. If Philly and Dallas both win, a Raiders loss is preferable to move Indy ahead in the draft order. Root for the Raiders.
CLEVELAND BROWNS at CINCINNATI BENGALS: The Cowboys could move ahead of the Browns in the draft order if they lose and Cleveland wins. Cincy currently has the No. 1 pick secured so there’s no risk in them winning. Root for the Bengals
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS at KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: Andy Reid’s group can knock the Pats out of a first-round bye if they win and New England suffers an unlikely loss. Plus a Chargers loss keeps them ahead of Atlanta in the draft order. Root for the Chiefs
New York City JETS at BUFFALO BILLS: Does not matter for the very first round because the Jets will still be ahead of Dallas in the draft order even if they win and the Cowboys lose. If you deeply care about the sixth-round choice Atlanta owes to the Eagles, it’s better for New York to stay ahead of the Falcons in the draft order. Root for the Bills
TENNESSEE TITANS at HOUSTON TEXANS: The Texans are anticipated to rest starters for the Titans need to be able to win and get the No. 6 seed. In case the Pats drop to the No. 3 seed, Tennessee would have a better chance at distressing them than Oakland or Pittsburgh would. Root for the Titans.
LOS ANGELES RAMS at ARIZONA CARDINALS: If you deeply care about the sixth-round choice Atlanta owes to the Eagles, it’s better for the Cards to remain ahead of the Falcons in the draft order. Root for the Rams.