The Eagles come into this game at 5-8 on the year and still have a shot at winning the NFC East despite all the problems this year. While most people would describe this shot as only mathematical, the way the Giants and Cowboys have been playing this season makes their chances much better than that until either the Eagles lose again or one of those two teams wins a ninth game.
Regardless of which team actually ends up claiming the division title, it has been a lost season all the way around for the once proud and mighty NFC East. I said it before and I will go on record as emphatically stating it again; whichever team does make the playoffs will be a one-and-done no matter who it has tp play in its first game.
If it is true that misery loves company, the pathetic state of the union in this division has made it a bit easier to bear the Eagles' poor showing this year.
This Sunday the New York Jets come to town and Eagle fans would love nothing better than to see Buddy Ryan's son Rex and his team go down in flames on the turf at the Linc. Unfortunately, the Eagles have only won only one of their first six games at home this season while winning four of seven on the road. Hopefully things will change and the Birds get off to a fast start on Sunday so Andy does have to endure a constant round of 'Reid must go' chants. That could very well be the case as this sets-up as the kind of game that Phildalephia comes out and blows the doors off the Jets in a lopsided romp.
The following is a link to my complete preview and prediction for Sunday's game as originally posted on Cappers Picks.
NFC East Game Previews – New York Jets vs Philadelphia Eagles