The Philadelphia Eagles Clinch the NFC East Upon the Collapse of the New York Giants

The Philadelphia Eagles have clinched the NFC East upon the loss of the New York Giants to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.  The fumbling of the New York Giants essentially brought the end to their bid for the playoffs.  Eli Manning threw for four interceptions during the game.  And with the third quarter, with Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs and Hakeem Nicks all fumbling their balls in the second half, they left themselves with very little chance to score.  Aaron Rodgers took advantage with two touchdowns from Donald Lee and John Kuhn.  Rodgers was exceptional.  He scored 4 touchdowns, 404 yards passing and a 139.9 quarterback rating.  The Green Bay Packers will be a team to contend with in the playoffs.

With the Philadelphia Eagles playing the Minnesota Vikings tomorrow at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles can now relax a bit and celebrate their division win.  However, they have to play for seeding into the playoffs and determination of their opponent.  There should be some bit of concern.  If Brett Favre returns for the Vikings and plays for competition’s sake and to end in a “blaze of glory,” this game can be a potential upset.  And with the Dallas Cowboys, they are a wild card in everyone’s game this season. And if they make it further, the Eagles will most likely play the Green Bay Packers first.  The Packers are about as potent as the Eagles, but they are more balanced. And this balance can and will shift the scale in the Packers’ direction.

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