Packers Give Eagles Something To Be Thankful For By Beating The Lions
Things just keep looking better for the Eagles. Not only do they have 9 wins, putting them two games ahead of the Cowboys in the NFC East. But now they also get an extra cushion for the 1 seed in the NFC. The Packers did everyone in Philadelphia a favor, by beating the Lions in the first game of Thanksgiving this year. Meaning the Eagles now are 1.5 games up in the NFC, with a chance to make it a full 2 games if they can beat the Bills on Sunday.
The Lions have at times looked like the Eagles’ biggest threat in the NFC. Thanks in part to them having just 2 losses, and having a comparatively easier schedule the rest of the way. But lately, cracks have started to form. Last week it took a late TD to beat the lowly Bears. And now on Thanksgiving, they got beaten up by the Packers.
They fall to 8-3, meaning every other NFC team has at least 3 losses. And for most of the Eagles competition, it gets no easier. The Lions still have two games vs the Vikings, and a match with the Cowboys. After taking on the Commanders later today, the Cowboys have the Seahawks, Eagles, Bills, Dolphins, and Lions. While the 49ers have two games vs the Seahawks, the Eagles, and the Ravens all coming up.
It’s hard to imagine any of them winning out with those schedules. Giving the Eagles a couple games of buffer as they finish out the hard part of their schedule. They still have the Bills, Niners, Cowboys, and Seahawks, But they are already 4-0 vs playoff teams. And even if they split these 5 games, it would still put them at 11-3 going into their final 3 games against the Cardinals, and 2 with the Giants.
So today we can all be thankful for the Packers. Because they just made things much simpler for the Eagles the rest of the way.
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