Philadelphia Eagles Divisional Round matchup is set
While the Philadelphia Eagles sat idle on their bye week, we all were retaught some age-old lessons thanks to the first five games of the NFL’s Wild Card Round. Regular-season records mean nothing. It doesn’t matter if your team won 13 games or nine. Anyone can be beaten by anyone at any time.
Leads aren’t safe either. Just ask the Los Angeles Chargers. It doesn’t matter who creates them or which team is forced to climb its way back into the contest. The New York Giants proved another while accomplishing what most of us thought they would. They proved the Vikings are cursed.
New York walked into U.S. Bank Stadium. They handed the Minnesota Vikings a loss, and with that, the G-Men also did their best to prove us wrong on our second point. Maybe some leads are safe as New York held on to one late to thwart a last-second comeback attempt.
The Giants survive the Vikings, and with that, we know who the Philadelphia Eagles opponent will be in the Divisional Round.
We’re going to backtrack and alter our second point slightly. We stand by what we said, The evidence still demonstrates that no lead is safe in the postseason, but after crafting a 31-24 advantage over NFC’s third-seeded team, the Vikings, Big Blue did enough to stay on the right side of the final score.
Their last-minute stand to keep Kirk Cousins and Minnesota’s offense out of the end zone stamped their ticket, and with that, the Philadelphia Eagles’ opponent in the Divisional Round of the NFC Playoffs is set.
The Birds meet the G-Men for the third time in two months on Saturday. Lincoln Financial Field will provide the backdrop. This time both teams will be playing to win.