3 teams screwed over the most by NFL’s COVID-19 schedule changes

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Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles
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NFC. 2. player. 54. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. East. Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles still have to play the Washington Football Team twice

The Philadelphia Eagles stand a decent shot to make the playoffs at 6-7 through 13 games. With five teams in the NFC with that mark, Philadelphia already owns the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints. Though they will not face the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia does have four division games left, including two vs. the Washington Football Team.

While the Eagles do not have to travel to the nation’s capital to face Washington this week, the uncertainty surrounding this game could lead to them dropping to an awful 0-3 in NFC East play. Washington may be dealing with a massive COVID outbreak, but the team currently sits atop all the 6-7 NFC teams and would make the postseason as the No. 7 seed if the season ended today.

Ultimately, an unthinkable home loss to a depleted Washington team in Week 15 seriously jeopardizes the Eagles’ chances of getting in. That would mean they would only have one “easy” game on the schedule, and that is home vs. the New York Giants in Week 16. Philadelphia ends the regular season with a road date at Washington and then a home game vs. the Dallas Cowboys.

Philadelphia could get in at 8-9 as the No. 7 seed if the Eagles beat New York and split the Washington games, but dropping the first of two at home to Washington means they are playoff pretenders.