Absolute interesting week in the NFL. We’ve reached a point in the season where, once again, the NFC East is up for grabs at the last second. After the Eagles and Giants dominant starts, both teams have fallen off a bit but still managed to get into the playoffs. The Cowboys are there, too. The Commanders, unfortunately, will not be making the playoffs this year even after starting Wentz then putting in Heinicke then taking out Heinicke to put Wentz back in.
Let’s dissect this division, shall we?
Washington Commanders: “We can be eliminated?”
Yes, honey. You could be eliminated. Following the 24-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns, the Washington Commanders said bye to their playoff hopes for this season. One bright side? They have a lot to build on and improve for the future. Some of the players on the team have a lot to show and could really bring it next season to hope to get back to the playoffs. Now, the Commanders play for no reason against the Cowboys who have an opportunity to improve their playoff positioning.
New York Giants: “He was injured?”
The New York Giants beat the Indianapolis Colts, 38-10 to put themselves in the playoffs for the first time in many years. Even after this historic season and moment, the biggest storyline to come out of this game was rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux’s “snow angel” and “go to sleep” celebrations after sacking Nick Foles who was injured from the sack. Injuries happen all the time in the NFL, of course, but to celebrate and deny having seen a guy probably audibly and moving around in pain feels much like an excuse for your actions. But anyway, now the Giants face the Eagles to wrap up their season.
Dallas Cowboys: “We could win the Super Bowl?”
Who knew we could be this close to having the Cowboys be back-to-back division winners? After the Cowboys 27-13 win over the Tennessee Titans, the Cowboys put themselves in a fantastic position to potentially get better playoff positioning next week should some of the other higher teams fall apart. But don’t get ahead of yourselves yet, Cowboys fans, the AFC is a monster of a conference. You’d still have to, likely, take care of business against the San Francisco 49ers first.
Philadelphia Eagles: “We could have won if…?”
We’re not going to address the game against the Saints. In short, it was a loss: 20-10. I applaud T.J. Edwards and the Eagles veterans for a good fight. Now, the Eagles have to (possibly) start Jalen Hurts in order to finally (possibly) clinch the first seed, home field advantage and the division. Way to go, Eagles for doing the most Philly sports thing imaginable.
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