The saving grace for the Philadelphia Eagles this season has been virtually nothing on the field, at least for them.
In fact, it’s been scoreboard-watching with the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys that’s kept the Birds, and their fans, with continued hope they can still reach the playoffs.
In spite of an ugly three-game losing streak, the Eagles are still +150 to win the NFC East (and about +5500 to win the Super Bowl) with four winnable games remaining. A game back of Dallas at the moment, Philly gets to host the Cowboys in Week 16 and will own the tiebreaker over the Dallas if they go 4-0 down the stretch. That said, oddsmakers don’t deem that likely. The Cowboys remain -200 favorites to win a second straight East crown. For their next fixture against NY Giants, the Eagles remain enticing underdogs according to these NFL odds that are updated in real time throughout the week.
It was reported on Wednesday that Eli Manning would be back behind center as the Giants’ starting quarterback on Monday night as his heir apparent, Daniel Jones, had a high ankle sprain and was deemed unlikely to start against the Eagles. Manning is 10-20 in the regular season against the Eagles, and 0-2 in the playoffs in his career. If the Dolphins weren’t the beginning of the Eagles’ run to the postseason, the Giants absolutely have to be.
It really seems like this was the easiest regular season to win the NFC East. Every team was overrated, and it brings back memories of the 7-9 Seahawks winning the NFC West in 2010 and the 2014 the Carolina Panthers, who won the NFC South at 7–8–1. If the Eagles can win out, they would finish the season at 9-7 and become division champions.