Eagles Get a Bunch of Help, So Dallas-Philly is for All the Marbles
The Eagles today needed wins by the Raiders and either the Texans or the Giants for Philadelphia to have a chance to make the playoffs.
No way Tampa Bay would lose to Oakland with a playoff spot on the line? Oakland just won, 28-24. Tampa Bay led 24-14 in the fourth quarter, but Oakland’s offense suddenly has a spark to it, and Tampa’s defense had no answer.
The Vikings came back to beat the Giants, but the Bears fell to the Texans. With Carolina and Atlanta both winning, Carolina takes the #2 seed while the Falcons take the #5 wildcard spot.
Here are the standings now:
1. N.Y. Giants 13-3
2. Carolina Panthers 12-4
3. Minnesota Vikings 10-6
4. Arizona Cardinals 8-7 (playing Seattle)
5. Atlanta Falcons 11-5
6. Winner of Dallas-Philadelphia game
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-7
Chicago Bears 9-7
Washington Redskins 8-7 (playing San Francisco)