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Eagles NFC East hopes dashed with overtime loss to Cowboys

The Philadelphia Eagles’ chances to win the NFC East are dashed after a tough 29-23 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys Sunday. The Eagles (6-7) are two games back of the Cowboys (8-5) with three games remaining with Dallas sweeping Philadelphia. A Dallas win over Indianapolis in Week 15 would eliminate Philadelphia from the NFC East race.

The Eagles playoff hopes are not dashed yet. The Carolina Panthers fell to the Cleveland Browns to fall to 6-7 while the Washington Redskins fell to the New York Giants to fall to 6-7. The Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1) play the Seattle Seahawks Monday night. A loss only keeps the Eagles a half game out of the final Wild Card spot. 

Here are the current NFC playoff standings and where the Eagles sit in the race. 

1. Los Angeles Rams (11-1) – NFC West champion

2. New Orleans Saints (11-2) – NFC South champion

3. Chicago Bears (8-4) – NFC North leader

4. Dallas Cowboys (8-5) – NFC East leader

5. Seattle Seahawks (7-5) – Wild Card

6. Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1) – Wild Card

7. Carolina Panthers (6-7)

8. Philadelphia Eagles (6-7)

9. Washington Redskins (6-7

10. Green Bay Packers (5-7-1)

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-8)

The Eagles have the same record as the Panthers, but Carolina holds the tiebreaker based on beating the Eagles in Week 7.

The Vikings play the Seahawks (7-5) in Seattle in Week 14 while the Panthers (losers of five in a row) play the Saints in Week 15. They have to play the Saints twice in the final three games. Minnesota also hosts the Miami Dolphins (6-6) and Chicago Bears (8-4) in the final three weeks.  

Here are the remaining schedules of the teams the Eagles are chasing: 


Seattle Seahawks (No. 5)

Week 14: vs. Minnesota Vikings (6-4-1) on Monday, Dec. 10

Week 15: at San Francisco 49ers (2-9) on Sunday, Dec. 16

Week 16: vs. Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) on Sunday, Dec. 23

Week 17: vs. Arizona Cardinals (2-9) on Sunday, Dec. 30

Combined opponents record: 19-24-1


Minnesota Vikings (No. 6)

Week 14: at Seattle Seahawks (7-5) on Monday, Dec. 10

Week 15: vs. Miami Dolphins (6-6) on Sunday, Dec. 16

Week 16: at Detroit Lions (4-8) on Sunday, Dec. 23

Week 17: vs. Chicago Bears (8-4) on Sunday, Dec. 30

Combined opponents record: 25-23


Carolina Panthers (No. 7)

Week 15: vs. New Orleans Saints (10-2) on Monday, Dec. 17

Week 16: vs. Atlanta Falcons (4-8) on Sunday, Dec. 23

Week 17: at New Orleans Saints (10-2) on Sunday, Dec. 30

Combined opponents record: 24-12


Philadelphia Eagles (No. 8)

Week 15: at Los Angeles Rams (11-1) on Sunday, Dec. 16

Week 16: vs. Houston Texans (9-3) on Sunday, Dec. 23

Week 17: at Washington Redskins (6-5) on Sunday, Dec. 30

Combined opponents record: 26-9

And here are the NFC East schedules:



Dallas Cowboys

Week 15: at Indianapolis Colts (6-6) on Sunday, Dec. 16

Week 16: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7) on Sunday, Dec. 23

Week 17: at New York Giants (4-8) on Sunday, Dec. 30

Combined opponents record: 15-21


Washington Redskins

Week 15: at Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8) on Sunday, Dec. 16

Week 16: at Tennessee Titans (6-6) on Sunday, Dec. 23

Week 17: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (6-6) on Sunday, Dec. 30

Combined opponents record: 216-20

NFC East Standings

1. Dallas Cowboys (8-5)

2. Philadelphia Eagles (6-7)

3. Washington Redskins (6-7)

4. New York Giants (5-8)


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