Another Must Win For Eagles

How important is Monday Night's Game for the 3-4 Eagles. If NFC East history means anything, it is very important.

Since the NFL went to a 16-game season in 1978, no 3-5 team has ever come back to win the NFC East. And only two 4-4 teams have been able to do so — the 1988 and 2006 versions of your Birds.

Below are the how those two teams stood in the division each week of their seasons: 

1988 EAGLES
   Wk.   Opponent Result      W-L       Pos.    GA/GB
1 at Buccaneers     W 41-14 1-0 t-1st
2 Bengals L  24-28 1-1 t-1st
3 at Redskins L  10-17 1-2 t-3rd -1.0
4 at Vikings L  21-23 1-3 5th -1.0
5 Oilers W 32-23 2-3 t-3rd -1.0
6 Giants W 24-13 3-3 t-2nd -1,0
7 at Browns L    3-19 3-4 t-4th -1.0
8 Cowboys W 24-23 4-4 t-3rd -1.0
9 Falcons L  24-27 4-5 4th -2.0
10 Rams W 30-24 5-5 t-4th -2.0
11 at Steelers W 27-26 6-5 t-3rd -1.0
12 at Giants    (ot) W 23-17 7-5 t-1st
13 Cardinals W 31-21 8-5 t-1st
14 Redskins L  19-20 8-6 2nd -1.0
15 at Cardinals W 23-17 9-6 2nd -1.0
16 at Cowboys W 23-  7 10-6 t-1st
 
2006 EAGLES
Wk. Opponent Result W-L Pos. GA/GB
1 at Texans W 24-10 1-0 1st +1.0
2 Giants (ot) L  24-30 1-1 t-1st
3 at 49ers W 38-24 2-1 1st +0.5
4 Packers W 31-  9 3-1 1st +0.5
5 Cowboys W 38-24 4-1 1st +1,5
6 at Saints L  24-27 4-2 1st +0.5
7 at Buccaneers L  21-23 4-3 2nd -0.5
8 Jaguars L    6-13 4-4 3rd -1.5
9 Bye   4-4 t-2nd -2.0
10 Redskins W 27-  3 5-4 t-2nd -1.0
11 Titans L  13-31 5-5 2nd -1.0
12 at Colts L  21-45 5-6 3rd -2.0
13 Panthers W 27-24 6-6 t-2nd -2.0
14 at Redskins W 21-19 7-6 t-2nd -1.0
15 at Giants W 36-22 8-6 2nd -1.0
16 at Cowboys W 23-  7 9-6 t-1st
17 Falcons W 24-17 10-6 1st +1.0