By Matt Szczypiorski, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer
For the first time this season, the Eagles will be playing in a game that truly does not matter. Well, at least for them.
The Birds will be taking on the six-win Washington Football Team in a game that in any other year would be buried deep in the one o’clock slate. Instead, this game will be played on national television on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
Why on God’s green earth would the NFL put this game on national television, you ask?
I beg of you to reverse this decision and put the Eagles at 11 am @nfl— Jack Fritz (@JackFritzWIP) December 28, 2020
Well, because that six-win Washington Football Team would clinch the NFC East with a win against the Eagles. Furthermore, if the Eagles are able to pull off a victory that nobody in the Tri-State area wants them to, the winner of the Cowboys-Giants game from earlier in the day will take the division crown.
As if playing this disaster of a game in front of the entire country wasn’t bad enough for Eagles fans, the team will also be without a laundry list of key contributors due to injury.
That’s right, the practice squad Eagles are back, baby!
Considering the state the Eagles are in as a franchise at the moment, this will be a combination of a game preview and a “season summary,” if you will.