The Philadelphia Eagles are still mathematically in the playoffs at 4-8. Realistically the Eagles are very much out of it. The Eagles have won in back-to-back weeks just once this season, which they followed it up with back-to-back home losses. They just have too many problems to somehow sneak into the playoffs.
The Eagles still have a bright future though, with plenty of talented veterans and young players with a lot of potential. Those players in their first or second season need to start getting bigger roles in the final four weeks to see what they can do and give them some valuable experience going forward.
We have seen what the veteran players can do for the Eagles and it isn't good. DeSean Jackson is afraid to catch the ball over the middle, neither safety has looked even halfway decent this season and let's not forget what a disaster middle linebacker has been in 2011. Let's hope Andy Reid gives these five players a chance to shine this week in South Beach.