Most important storylines that emerged from the Eagles Christmas Day win over Giants

We're discussing the best stories that emerged from the Eagles Week 16 win over the New York Giants.
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The win puts the Eagles back on top of the division.

The Dallas Cowboys have dropped two straight games, the most recent before Philly's Monday evening matchup, allowing the Eagles to stay on top of the division. Philadelphia's win improved their record to 11-4. The Cowboys are in second place with a mark of 10-5. Two games remain for each team. If the Birds win out, they take the division.

If the Eagles want to earn the top seed in the NFC as they did a year ago, they would need to win out and get some help. Like Philadelphia, the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions both have 11 wins.

Philly's remaining games are against the Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants. San Francisco would need to lose to either the Washington Commanders or Los Angeles Rams to allow Philly the top spot, assuming they win out. The Detroit Lions would have to lose to either the Dallas Cowboys or Minnesota Vikings.

Is it possible? Yes, but the chances of the top seed are low since the Eagles likely won't hold the tiebreakers in the standings if they finish with an identical record to any of those teams.

Overall, the most recent win helps build back a little bit of confidence in Philadelphia. It's still hard to believe this team can compete with the very best of the NFL unless of course they can clean up the turnover issues and be more efficient with the football whenever their scrimmaging on offense.

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