4 must-watch NFL games during the Philadelphia Eagles bye week

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Two non-divisional games that impact the Philadelphia Eagles playoff push

The NFL seems to have identified its best teams. The Arizona Cardinals are seemingly the class of the NFC West while the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Dallas Cowboys rule the northern, southern, and western divisions respectively.

Yep, that means we’ll be watching Kyler Murray, Aaron Rodgers, and Tom Brady in the postseason. Go figure right?

No one’s clinched their division yet, but the playoff picture is coming into focus. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles are trying to keep a few squads at bay as they try to battle their way into one of the National Football Conference’s Wild Card spots.

Cincinnati Bengals host the San Francisco 49ers at 4:25 p.m. EST

Had the regular season ended after Week 13, the San Francisco 49ers would have found themselves in the postseason with a .500 record at 6-6. They visit the Cincinnati Bengals in ‘The Jungle’, Paul Brown Stadium in Week 14.

As much as a Cowboys win over the Washington Football Team helps the Birds, if three hours after that, a winning outcome for Cincy is determined, Philadelphia will be in prime position despite having the week off.

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Atlanta Falcons visit the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte at 1 p.m. EST

The Eagles hold an advantage over both the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons thanks to head-to-head wins on the road versus both teams. That’s a nice feather in the cap, but the loser of this NFC South battle does themselves no favors in the task of trying to climb into a Wild Card berth. Both teams are 5-7 on the season.