A Philadelphia Eagles Loss Drops Them From No. 2 to No. 6 Seed

Timothy KesslerAnalyst IJanuary 3, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 27: Sheldon Brown #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Denver Broncos on December 27, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Broncos 30-27.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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In the crazy world of the NFL, a single game can hold plenty of ramifications for any team. But, that is putting it lightly for Philadelphia's final game against the Dallas Cowboys.

A Philadelphia win and they win their division. They would enter the NFC playoffs as the No. 2 seed which includes a first round bye and home field advantage for at least one game, if not more.

A Philadelphia loss and they lose the division to Dallas who has them beat in a tie-breaker scenario. They would then enter the NFC playoffs as the No. 6 seed, losing the first round bye and losing home field advantage for any game.

They would have to win three road games on their way to the super bowl as opposed to only one home game and one road game, or two home games on their way to the super bowl.

What a world of difference their final game makes. An awful lot is riding on this game including the confidence they will need to make it all the way.


After a 24-0 defeat at the hands of Dallas, they have seasled their fate as the No.6 seed and will once again have to play Dallas in the first round.

For their sake they will have to do better than the previous two times they played them this season, both being convincing loses.