After win over Rams, what are Eagles playoff chances? - WPVI-TV
17 Dec, 2018
17 Dec, 2018
17 Dec, 2018
The Eagles playoff hopes are alive! The Eagles playoff hopes are alive! The Eagles playoff hopes are alive! They're the words Birds fans have been hearing since Sunday night's all-important (and shocking) win over the Los Angeles Rams. But what exactly are the reigning Super Bowl Champions' chances of making it past the regular season and getting that postseason berth this time around? Better. Because there are a number of ways they see January football. Here's the Breakdown:
NFC East Champions The Eagles can win the NFC East - yes, it's still possible. They just need to beat the Houston Texans next Sunday. Then they need to defeat the Washington Redskins on Dec. 30. But they also need some help, with something that Eagles fans are accustomed to cheering for - the Dallas Cowboys losing. In order for the Eagles to clinch the NFC East, the Cowboys need to lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Sunday and to the New York Giants the following the week. But if all those plans don't fall into place - the Eagles playoff hopes are still alive! Here's the breakdown: Wild Card There's a way they could clinch a Wild Card spot. The Eagles have to beat the Houston Texans next Sunday. Then they need to defeat the Washington Redskins on Dec. 30. Now, here's where it gets a little tricky. The Birds need two other teams to get some more Ls on their win-loss records. The Minnesota Vikings have to lose to the Detroit Lions next Sunday and/or the Chicago Bears the following week. Either one will do. And the Carolina Panthers have to lose to the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. Or they have they to lose to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. But if the Panthers win those two, the Eagles can still get the Wild Card! The Panthers just need to lose their final game of the regular season against the Saints on Dec. 30. So the Eagles need to win the next two, the Vikings have to lose one or both of their next two, and the Panthers have to lose one of their next three.
Eagles Can Clinch Wildcard Spot if: 1 Eagles BEAT Rams + 2 Eagles BEAT Texans + 3 Eagles BEAT Redskins + 4 Vikings LOSE to Lions and/or Bears + 5 Panthers LOSE to Saints or Falcons or Saints @6abc pic.twitter.com/x1NwBfaoMW — Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) December 17, 2018
There are scenarios where the Eagles could earn a playoff berth with an 8-8 record, with only one more win, but we'll cross that bridge if we need to in the future. So, it may not be the easiest of battles, but that's the way the Eagles like it. The Super Bowl Champs are not out of it, they just need to take control of their own destiny and get a little help along the way. Because, not sure if you heard, the Eagles playoff hopes are alive! ------ Send a News Tip to Action News Learn More About 6abc Apps