By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN
The NFC East. The only division in the NFL that a team has neither clinched a playoff spot or a division title.
At the beginning of the season, when Dallas was on a hot streak, one would have thought that they would easily run away with the division. But a 3 game losing streak sort of set their hopes and dreams of playoff contention back a bit.
And let’s not forget the Eagles, who at the beginning of the season were sort of lackluster and have fans questioning if they should have let quarterback Nick Foles go. They have now rattled off 3 wins in a row, to still keep them in the running for the division title.
For Philadephia to win the division, the Eagles just have to beat the New York Giants, who they beat in week 14. The Cowboys, on the other hand, will have to beat the Washington Redskins next week and hope that the Giants beat the Eagles. The Redskins lost their starting quarterback, Dwayne Haskins, to what’s thought to be an ankle sprain, and unsure if he will start next week. They did beat them at the beginning of the season when they were on their 3 game win streak.
Because their division is coming down to the final game, does this mean that this really is the NFC Least?
They are the only division that doesn’t and won’t have a 10 game-winner. And there’s this interesting little tidbit:
The entire NFC East will finish with the same number of wins this year as the top 2 teams in the NFC West
— Brian Sales (@iambriansales) December 23, 2019
Yup. Kinda crazy.
But regardless of how bad or good they are as a division, as of now, the Eagles are in 1st place and could be heading back to the playoffs. Sort of surprising after the start of the season.
The Cowboys are currently in 2nd place. After such a great start and what most thought was going to be a well-balanced team, they could be looking at missing the playoffs yet again.
But in a division that has such heated rivalries, regardless of how good the teams are, it would only make sense that this division came down to the final game.
And how cool is that?
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