Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Eagles cannot be eliminated before kickoff

The Eagles can be 86ed from the division pennant hunt right around the time they hit the field for their 4:15 p.m. kickoff Sunday with the New York Jets.

But they will be alive for a wild card berth when their game with the Jets begins.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, if the Cowboys, Giants, Falcons and Bears all win before the kickoff, the possibility would exist that the Eagles, Lions and Bears all could finish 8-8 and in a tie for the final wild card berth.

The Lions would beat the Bears in a division tiebreaker and Eagles-Lions would come down to strength of victory. That would depend on how the teams the Eagles and the Lions beat this year do in their final three games.

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