Every team in the NFL will, if they haven't already, reach double digits in games played this week. So it's a good time to take a look at the playoff picture and what the Eagles will need to do to secure a spot in the league's 12-team tournament for the Lombardi Trophy.
Luckily, the folks over at www.makeNFLplayoffs.com have crunched the numbers and broke down what to expect as the season winds down.
According to the data, the Eagles will need to win at least two games to have even have a chance to make the playoffs. Here are the odds broken down by Eagles' record in the final six games (In an ode to Donovan McNabb, the possibility of a tie was eliminated.):
|W||L||% to make playoffs|
With the NFC East's woes this season, the Eagles have a better chance at making the postseason as the NFC East champion (33.6%) than as a Wild Card (6.4%):
|NFC East||W||L||% to win NFC East||% to earn playoff berth|