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Giants lose; Eagles alive

The Giants lost and the Eagles are still ticking.

Giants lose; Eagles alive

The Giants lost and the Eagles are still ticking.

With a 4:15 p.m. kickoff against the New York Jets only minutes away, the Eagles know they can keep their slim chances of winning the NFC East alive with a win at Lincoln Financial Field.

That other New York team – the Giants – came up small in a 1 o’clock game against the Redskins and fell, 23-10, at the Meadowlands. If the Giants had won, the Eagles would have been eliminated from having any shot at winning the division because Dallas had beaten Tampa Bay, 31-15, on Saturday night.

But a win over the Jets gives them hope. Here is what has to happen for the Eagles to win the NFC East and get into the playoffs:

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1. The 5-8 Eagles have to win out, first against the Jets, then next Saturday at Dallas and then in the season finale against Washington.
2. The 8-6 Cowboys lose against the Eagles and then at the Giants.
3. The 7-7 Giants lose to the Jets and then beat the Cowboys.

The Eagles would win both tiebreakers against Dallas and the Giants if all three teams finished 8-8.

The Eagles still have a shot a Wild Card berth, but will be eliminated if the 8-5 Detroit Lions beat the Raiders today at 4:05 p.m.




Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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