Now that you have woken up twice (hopefully) after the Eagles seemingly fumbled (muffed?) away the NFC East title Sunday night, you should know that their chances for postseason play are still very real.
Attached is a chart showing exactly what needs to happen to whom to give the Eagles playoff life. But here are a few things to remember in addition:
♦ Chip Kelly already has one division title in his NFL coaching pocket and has his second team still alive heading into Week 16.
♦ If the Eagles win at Washington Saturday, they are gauranteed to be alive into Week 17, at least in the NFC East race. They will also be alive in a possible wild-card situation if either the Packers, Lions or Seahawks lose this Sunday.
♦ The Packers and Lions (one of whom will be the NFC North titlist), face each other on the final Sunday. If they would both happen to lose this week, the Eagles would be able to clinch a playoff spot in Week 17 simply with victories over the Redskins and Giants.
♦ The Week 17 Sunday night game has not yet been finalized. (That will be announced Sunday night or Monday.) An NFC East game has been flexed into that spot each of the last three seasons, but with the Packers-Lions assured to have playoff implications (even if the Lions clinch the division this week), that streak may end.