Who Philadelphia Eagles Fans Should Be Rooting For in Today's Games
Giants vs Packers.
A Giants loss clinches the division for the Eagles, meaning I should root for the Packers. But the Packers are the scarier team and I would rather play the Giants in the postseason, so I'll root for the Giants. But I think the Eagles will beat either team, so I'll cheer for Green Bay. Here's what would be the ultimate situation: Packers beat the Giants, which wins the division for the Eagles. The Bears lose to the Jets this week. The Bears beat the Packers next week. And the Bears beat the Packers in the wild-card round of the playoffs, setting up an Eagles-Bears rematch in the playoffs, which I think we'll win.
Falcons vs Saints:
Saints, hands down. The Eagles still have a chance to secure home-field advantage in the playoffs, so I'm a big Saints fan on Monday night. I think the Saints will win, but I don't see how Atlanta could lose to Carolina next week, meaning the Falcons will take home home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Jets vs Bears:
Jets, without a doubt. If the Eagles win out, and the Bears lose one of their two games, the Eagles clinch a first-round bye, which would be fantastic for Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson to heal for a week. And of course, Andy Reid is perfect after a bye week (11-0 in the regular season; 3-0 in the postseason).
Rams vs 49ers:
Whoever you want to win the division. The Eagles would cream either of these teams so it doesn't matter. I'm rooting for the Rams but I think the 49ers will win.
Seahawks vs Buccaneers:
It doesn't really matter but I would love for the Buccaneers to make the playoffs, in the outside possibility that the Eagles culd play them in the NFC championship, which I think we would win.
Redskins vs Jaguars:
You never root for a division rival to win. Unless you have a legitimate reason, which I do. I want the Dallas Cowboys to finish last in the division so I am rooting for the Redskins in this game.
Patriots vs Bills:
Bills. Or at least root for Tom Brady to have a bad game so Michael Vick can gain an edge in the MVP race.