Birds’ Eye View: Eagles down the stretch

The Philadelphia Eagles (9-1) are in great shape to go for the rest of the season. Though they’ve struggled with some issues in November, I still see the Eagles getting out of this slump and getting back on track to finish strong. When making a playoff push, it’s definitely important to finish strong.

According to a prediction tool on the New York Times, the Eagles are trending towards just about have a 100% chance of making the playoffs.

Ideally, the Eagles can still make the playoffs and have a bye week if they lose to the Titans and Cowboys on Christmas Eve (but I sure hope they win.)

According to this scenario, and if they win out otherwise, the Eagles would have a 93% chance at winning the division and a 90% chance at a bye week.

Let’s say they win against the Cowboys, which is a catalyst for how the rest of the season would go. Then, because around that time they’d clinch something, the Eagles could afford to lose against the Giants on Week 18. By that point, the odds are far greater for the Eagles.

But, we’re not there yet, so let’s take a look at the next three matchups the Eagles have to face in an effort to make the playoffs.


Strengths: Run game

Weaknesses: Defense

The Philadelphia Eagles have the opportunity to redeem themselves on Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers, but they will have their work cut out for them again against Green Bay’s run game. Thanks to a stellar game from the Eagles defense last week, including help from new additions Ndamukong Suh and Linval Joseph, the defense is in pretty good shape just enough until Jordan Davis comes back.


Strengths: Derrick Henry

Weaknesses: Turnovers

If there’s one thing the Eagles are good at, it’s the takeaway and turnover battle. In the past three games, the Titans had to punt the ball 19 times. Gross, The Eagles defense secret to success is laid out right here along with the revenge game arc of A.J. Brown. The Eagles defense also have some other work to do with stopping Derrick Henry. The next few games include star running backs so the team will need to plan accordingly.


Strengths: Saquon Barkley

Weaknesses: Injuries

Personally, I’m still kind of worried to face the Giants, something I didn’t think I’d ever say. The Eagles lost to a worse Giants team last year, and this year both teams are way better – even with Saquon Barkley having himself a season. The Eagles need to prep for this game big time as a division rival, but the only thing I will say that gives the Eagles an edge is the Giants injuries.

It’s a week-by-week league so things aren’t officially finalized until they get closer to playoffs and teams start clinching, however, the Eagles have work to do for the next three games until they can get Davis and Dallas Goedert back.

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