Can The Eagles Climb The NFC Pile?

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Oct 19, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive end

Vinny Curry

(75) reacts after pressuring New York Giants quarterback

Eli Manning

(10) into intentional grounding during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Giants, 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles sit at 4-7, and only one game out of first place in the division.

Granted, the Eagles haven’t exactly shown a whole lot to inspire confidence that they can come out on top, but the season isn’t over. There are quite a few teams in the same position as they are. And if I am to teach you guys anything it’s that there are two constants in the NFL: Money tells the whole story, and you are what your record is.

However, like so many instances, the records do not tell the whole story.

Right now, there are eight NFC teams that comprise the “middle” of the league.  Half of the entire conference hovering around four and five wins. Each team has playoff hopes, but only a couple might actually make it there. Some of those teams have very different stories than the others though. The Eagles are somewhere near the bottom of that eight team pile. But what are they up against in terms of climbing that pile?