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07:23 AM ET 11.15 | Sunday looms large in a somewhat soft NFC East race. This is where the Eagles' season pivots. If they expect to have a good chance of winning the NFC East and making the playoffs, this is the game that will tell them. Based upon current valuations, a win on Sunday over the Washington Redskins is the price to dream. Can you concoct a scenario in which the Eagles lose to Washington and still make it? Sure. ... At the same time, common sense figures to prevail at some point, and nine wins is the more likely number, and if you add a loss here, the math starts to get difficult -- especially when you remember that the Cowboys hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Eagles and have not yet lost a game in the division. If Washington wins Sunday, the Eagles will have lost three games in the division.

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November 15, 2013  07:36 AM ET

A must win for Washington.

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November 15, 2013  07:39 AM ET
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A must win for Washington.

But the Iggles will throw for 600 yards on them as Washington abandons the running game in the 2nd quarter.

#FireTheShannahans

November 15, 2013  07:43 AM ET

The only question for the winner of the NFC is "Which wild card team will they lose to?"

November 15, 2013  07:45 AM ET

Anything can still happen in this division. The Skins and G-Men are only two games out.

November 15, 2013  07:46 AM ET
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The only question for the winner of the NFC is "Which wild card team will they lose to?"

I maintain that if a division winner finishes with a record of .500 or below, their playoff spot should be forfeited and handed over to the next available Wild Card team.

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November 15, 2013  07:51 AM ET
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sadly, an NFC east team's currency is worth more than any other NFC division....werd!

Very true.

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November 15, 2013  07:54 AM ET
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The winner of the NFC LEast will be a first-round playoff exit anyway.

Not true. No outside team will want to see the winner of the east in the playoffs.

We're like the SEC of the NFL brother. We beat each other up.

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November 15, 2013  07:59 AM ET
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Can't be the beast every damn season.....'bout damn time these other divisions kick it in a little...and when they do, those fans of those teams get all sorts of cocky don't they

Same as the SEC affect..... Soon as a few teams lose consecutively the whole division is terrible, but when it gets down to the nitty gritty at the end of the season nobody wants to see us. I love it.

November 15, 2013  08:03 AM ET

Turn to espn and you'll see it all day clearly yo...

Read between the lines, There is the NFC East..... Then there's everybody else.

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November 15, 2013  08:15 AM ET

Go Redskins!!!




<this week>

November 15, 2013  08:43 AM ET
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I maintain that if a division winner finishes with a record of .500 or below, their playoff spot should be forfeited and handed over to the next available Wild Card team.

Hey! That's my idea! From back when Seattle took the NFC West with a 7-9 record.

November 15, 2013  08:51 AM ET
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Go Redskins!!! <this week>

That still has to hurt a little bit.

 
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