NFC East champ might not have winning mark
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If the Eagles lose Sunday they're statistically, not mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
Historically 3-7 teams don't get in.
But this is the new age of football. One where you can take those old stats and stick them you-know-where. A lot of those old numbers came when teams ran the ball. When you could tackle without worrying about getting fined. When a concussion was just a ding. When salary caps and free agency were backroom chit-chat.
The Giants lost five of six games in a mid-season swoon, won their last two and laughed all the way to winning the Super Bowl. Obviously it helped to start 6-2.
Here's the new reality in the NFC East:
- The Giants are 6-4. They've lost two in a row.
- The Cowboys (4-5) snapped a two-game skid with a win over the Eagles.
- The Redskins (3-6) have lost three in a row.
- The Eagles have lost five in a row.
At some point an NFC East team has to get hot. The Eagles, with Nick Foles at quarterback, might not be such a dark-horse after all.
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