THREE, oh it’s a magic number. Yeah it is. It’s a magic number. Let me tell you why.
Currently our Eagles own a record of 9 – 1 to lead the NFC East division. The Dallas Cowboys are in second place with a record of 5 – 5. They have 6 more games to play, but those 5 losses say that they can top out at 11 – 5 for the season. That is the best they can do at this point.
Let. Me. Reiterate.
That is the best they can do at this point.
The team currently in second place behind us, mathematically cannot win more than 11 games this year. That’s a hard fact, and it is beyond dispute. The Redskins at 4 -6, can’t win better than 10 games this year. Realistically they already have no shot, but one more win by us, and they mathematically can’t win the East. And the giants… even Jesus couldn’t resurrect their season at this point. You’d need Doctor with a Tardis to fix everything that went wrong with their 2017. Right?
Wow. That bad huh?
On the other hand, with 9 wins already, we need only win 3 out of 6 games to put the division beyond the Cowboys reach. Either that or win 2 out of 6, so long as one of the wins is over Dallas again. (We’d finish 11 – 5 to their 10 – 6.) So three wins guarantees us a playoff berth. Iron clad. We’d go by virtue of winning the division.
I’m ITCHING to talk seeding, but I want to nail down a berth first. I don’t want to get ahead of things, but like you, I’m excited. Very excited. Please do not mistake my attempts to retain SOME degree of objectivity, with a lack of excitement.
We’ll talk in more detail once the berth has been nailed down.