Washington (6-8) would clinch the NFC East title in Week 16 with a win over the Panthers while the Giants (5-9) lose to the Ravens.
There are two ways to look at this uninspiring division chase:
A) The Giants — and every other team in the NFC East — do not really deserve to be embroiled in a division-title race, and in any other year, these franchises would already know they are heading home after the regular season.
B) If a team cannot win the division this year, when will they win it? The three teams that do not finish in first place should feel a bit embarrassed with their inability to come on top when it looks as if none of the four teams will get to .500.
Both of these can be true.
“I’ve never been around a season with a team that has four or five wins and maybe six wins is going to win your division,’’ Eagles coach Doug Pederson said. “To sit here with two games to go and still everything right in front of us. Do we need help? Yeah, we need some help. When I talked to the guys this past week, it’s we control sort of our destiny right now, and we’ve got to find a way to make it through these next couple of weeks. It’s going to be tough. It’s two division opponents, Dallas and Washington, and it’s never easy with our division. As crazy as it sounds, it gives the guys a little bit of hope moving forward here in the next couple of weeks.’’
Pederson’s last-place club is 4-9-1 and needs help to win the division, but that the Eagles — and Giants and Cowboys and Washington — are not yet eliminated is proof of the slop served up in 2020 in the NFC East.
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