Expect fireworks as the Philadelphia Eagles and their rivals walk into 2020.
It’s been called the ‘Money Division’ and during the days of Bill Parcells, Buddy Ryan, Jimmy Johnson, and Joe Gibbs, one of the toughest places to play football. It was once the division where the only team that hadn’t won a Super Bowl was the Philadelphia Eagles, but they took care of that in 2017.
Recently, thanks to some tough football to watch, it’s taken on a more unfavorable moniker, the ‘NFC Least’. These days, it feels like an 8-8 overall win-loss total might be enough to get the job done and get a team to the playoffs in a division that was, just last season, seen as the worst division in football. No, truly. It’s been that bad.
In fact, it’s been so bad that people have asked if the NFL should rethink its playoff format, and they’ve asked quite regularly whether or not if it’s fair to keep sending underachieving teams to the postseason. It hasn’t been pretty.
So far, there’s been no change on that front but get this. The NFL has, however, gone the route of adding one more team to the ‘tournament’, virtually ensuring that only the highest-seeded team in the postseason gets the Round-1 bye. In 2020, Philly’s regular-season looks like a gauntlet. Many assume divisional superiority will come down to Dallas and the guys and green.
Regardless of what we believe about that, they should be in position for a playoff berth come late, thanks in large part to what they do versus the teams they see twice annually. Let’s dig in. Don’t call Las Vegas or anything, but we put on our prognosticator hats for this one. Here’s a guess on every NFC East game in 2020.