Ranking 4 teams jeopardizing the Eagles playoff push (including a rival)

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1. team. 51. . . . Los Angeles Rams

Could the Eagles give the Rams a football game?

Do the Rams remind you of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020? There are some strange similarities.

Both teams thought they’d be a Super Bowl-caliber team if they added a better quarterback to get them over the hump. Matthew Stafford is no Tom Brady, but you get the idea.

Both teams had money to spend and did exactly that, adding premier weapons to what was already a polished roster that could line up with anyone and be competitive. Both teams, despite their efforts, had moments where they looked very sloppy, and as a result, many of us backed off of our theories that they’d win it all.

Both teams are also alike in this way. There’s this feeling with the Rams that, if they can turn it on heading into the playoffs as the Bucs did a year ago, they could cause some issues.

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Oh and by the way, if the Rams can make a run in the postseason, they’ll be playing the Super Bowl in their home stadium. That would only be the second time in history that we’ve seen that. The first time was last February when Tampa won it all in the friendly confines of Raymond James Stadium.

The Eagles can do nothing about what the Rams are doing, but with them almost being assured of a Wild Card spot (they could also mathematically still win the NFC West), it makes the margin of error slim for Philadelphia, a team that’s trying to fight its way into one of the others.