Coming off a Super Bowl appearance in season 2 the Football Team has been a slight disappointment so far this season. While Dwayne Haskins is having his best season this cycle he’s also been the main reason for 4 of their 6 losses where he’s thrown a game ending pick 6 or took a sack to end the game. When Haskins takes care of the ball few teams can beat them but until he gets that under control they’ll keep dropping games.The Washington defense has played it’s best ball of the cycle after parting ways with Montez Sweat and replacing him with stud rush end Adetokunbo Ogundeji who has 4.5 sacks in 4 starts. If the Football Team can become more balanced and stop turning the ball over I don’t see any limitations for this squad
At 7-6 the Football Team is sitting at the #6 seed with 5 teams on their back. Their final 3 game stretch is as tough as it gets with those 3 teams all fighting for a playoff berth so there’s no cakewalk. It would be a bad look making the superbowl and then not making the playoffs so Coach Gibbs and his guys are more locked in than ever to maintain that Nfc crown. The race for the 6 and 7 seed will be a battle that comes down to week 17… will the Football Team find a way or fold
The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the many surprises this season in PML. After a tough loss in the Divisional, people expected them to be back but they didn’t expect them to be at the top of the Nfc East gauntlet. Some may not like the Eagles style of play but it’s pretty simple.. They get dubs whether you like it or not. The Eagles are top 10 in passing but when needed, they can lean on the ground game behind those 3 SS lineman which makes them scary. While they aren’t at the top in rushing we all know Miles Sanders is a top back who has to be accounted for on every play. That Defense has been developed from the ground up and produced some elite players who have wrecked games for opposing offenses. The eagles have played and beat quality opponents all season including sweeping the Giants who are right on their tail in that tight Nfc East
Sitting at 9-4 The Eagles are tied with the Giants but own the Tiebreaker after sweeping them this season. They haven’t technically clinched a spot but it’s pretty much a forgone conclusion that they’ll make the tournament. With the WFT, Jags and Vikings on the schedule they could go 0-3 but that’s highly unlikely. It’ll be interesting to see how the race for the 2 seed and the Nfc East crown finishes but playoff burn will have a chance to live up to that name again in a crowded nfc playoff bracket. That week 17 matchup will be interesting because we don’t know if they’ll both rest starters or play for seeding.
As many predicted, season 3 would be the year for the Giants and that has been the case. The Giants had a bad taste in their mouth from watching the playoffs at the crib for the last 2 seasons so they made sure that’s not the case this time around. After airing it out season 2 the Giants went back to the balanced attack which has helped them tremendously sitting at 9-4 and top 10 in passing/rushing yards. The Giants could end up with 3 1,00 yards receivers along with a 1,500 yard back which shows how their coach is getting everybody touches. The Giants have stepped up tremendously this season besides a few hiccups vs the Eagles but overall have been pretty consistent. As long as they keep up the balanced attack and limit the turnovers with DJ5k they will make the tourney and not be an easy out.
Sitting at 9-4 the Giants are sitting pretty with 3 games left on the season. The Cowboys and Packers don’t look like tough games but those are both a/b tier coaches that could be a potential trap if they don’t come in prepared. All they can do is take care of their business and look for some help from the Eagles last 3 opponents. I can’t wait to see what the Giants do in their first playoff appearance as I know 1 and done is not in their plans. Playoffs are pretty much a lock but the Division might not be determined until week 17.
Besides the Lions, the Cowboys are the most disappointing team in PML this season after a berth in the Nfc Championship game being a couple plays away from the super bowl. It’s not like they’re playing terribly. I think they just don’t close games well along with not catching a break from the game. They have all the weapons with 2 solid backs and a 3 headed monster at receiver and a solid core of young defensive players. I think it’s just the crucial decision making that cost him in the end. 6 Losses that came down to the final possession pretty much sums it up. They’ll be back next season but for now he should work on late game situations for next year and load up on those content points.
With the Cowboys sitting at 5-8 with 3 games left the playoffs might be a longshot. Playing the hungry Giants and new Cardinals is no easy test so the Playoffs seem highly unlikely but anything is possible. Winning out and getting immense help from the WFT, Saints, Falcons and Panthers is the only way but his best bet is getting them young cats some reps for next year.