Eagles cannot be eliminated before kickoff
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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