Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/28/11
The Philadelphia Eagles are coming into Week 8 of the 2011 NFL football season with a 2-4 record and sitting at last place in the NFC East. Pretty bad for an organization who had their players named “The Dream Team” prior to the seasons start. But for the Eagles, the tide began to turn as they took on division rivals, the Washington Redskins, in Week 6 and won 20-13 thanks to Redskins’ quarterback Rex Grossman, who threw four interceptions to help “The Dream Team” snap their four game losing streak. Not only was Philadelphia able to capture their second win of the season but they also had a very important bye coming up in Week 7. Why do I say important bye week? In order for the Eagles to keep their playoff hopes alive, the team needs to win as many division games as possible, which is never easy. With the strength of teams in the NFC North and South divisions, it is almost guaranteed that the wildcard will come from one of these divisions leaving only one spot in the playoffs for an NFC East team, the division leader. Being that no team in the NFC East has caught fire yet, [...]
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