Eagles Drop Regular-Season Finale, Finish With 13-3 Record

Hope Soto
January 1, 2018

Of course, the good news for the Eagles is that they got the win and the home-field advantage throughout the playoffs that comes with it. The week off is a rare silver lining before the start of the playoffs. The Eagles' title chances suffered a huge blow when quarterback Carson Wentz went down for the year. Wouldn't it be a good idea to play the offensive starters and get the offense in the best shape possible heading into the playoffs? Lets take a look at some of the possibilities for Sunday.

Their season isn't over yet, and all they need is for this group to string together three good games in a row to take home the ultimate prize. Brandon Graham seemed to hurt his ankle Monday and is already out for Sunday's game. Defensively, the Eagles are a sound unit and after a questionable few games, shut the Oakland Raiders completely down. That's something that can't happen during the postseason or they're going to be one and done. The Eagles managed to cross midfield again one more time, reaching the Dallas 44, but on fourth-and-2, Sudfeld's pass fell incomplete.

To sum up the abject play, kicker Dan Bailey missed the extra point and later missed a 23-yard field goal with 13 seconds to go. But he has followed up with two poor performances. It's more than time to turn him loose. The degree of difficulty will be high, but maybe Pederson busts out some crazier play calls, maybe the Eagles come up with defensive touchdowns, maybe Foles catches lightning in a bottle and dispels the pessimism sinking in around the city. Also, the Eagles drafted two receivers, Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson.

Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News confirms the Cowboys will play their starters against the Eagles in Week 17.

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In spite of Foles's very lackluster performance, Pederson was impressed with his quarterback's resilience at overcoming his mistakes and finally putting his team in position to win late in the ball game. They want to keep their players fresh and ready for the playoffs while at the same time avoiding injury.

Up Next: The Philadelphia Eagles are heading to the National Football League playoffs as the top seed in the NFC-that was locked in before the game even started. The Eagles are 8-1 in their last nine ATS on grass and are 1-4 ATS in their last five against the Cowboys and with this being a meaningless game that trend could continue in Dallas' favour.

The Cowboys won and finished their season with a 9-7 record, which doesn't look bad, but they missed the playoffs and had an extremely disappointing season a year after they were the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

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