Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sixth NFC East pennant for Reid

The Eagles clinched their sixth NFC Division pennant under Andy Reid when the New York Giants surrendered Sunday to the Green Bay Packers.
With a 10-4 record, the Eagles are assured of at least one home game in the playoffs.
The Eagles still can get the No. 2 seed and a first-round playoff bye. But they must defeat the Minnesota Vikings (5-9) Tuesday night and the Dallas Cowboys (5-10) five days later, and cross their fingers the Chicago Bears (11-4) lose to the Packers. The Bears beat the New York Jets Sunday.
The Eagles also have a very slim chance of getting the top seed in the NFC. The Atlanta Falcons (12-2) would have to lose to New Orleans (10-4) and Carolina, though, while the Eagles win their last two games, Tampa Bay beats New Orleans and the Bears lose to the Packers.
The Giants still could get in the playoffs but will need help as the Packers also are 9-6 and own the head-to-head tiebreaker.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bob, William again. Thanks for answering my questions.

I'm wondering - are you still bullish on the Eagles going all the way to the Superbowl? I'd love to see it happen, but I'm skeptical. The Bears look good, as do the Packers. And both have beaten Philly before. I'm not sure if the Eagles have to play either team in the playoffs. If they do, it could get ugly. Thoughts?

December 27, 2010 at 9:35 AM 
Blogger Eagles Blogger Room said...

Great to hear from you again William. You've raised some interesting points. I don't think the Eagles match up with the Bears. Especially if the Bears are at home and coming off a bye. Been there, done that a few weeks ago. The Packers would be a problem if they were healthier. Clay Matthews is the Pack's defense, though. Michael Vick, you may recall, said he could have beaten Green Bay in the opener had he gotten to play one more quarter. I agree. I would be less concerned about Atlanta in Atlanta than the Saints at the Linc. Drew Brees and Sean Payton put the Birds out of the 2006 playoffs. And what I really be concerned about is whether the Eagles will have any juice left if they don't get a bye, having to play so many games in so little time. Until then ...

December 28, 2010 at 4:03 PM 

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