Once again the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles have given their fans a slight glimmer of hope following a huge 26-10 road win over the once red-hot Miami Dolphins. The Eagles defense was stout and the offense was efficient enough for the win.
Now the Eagles have three big games remaining on their schedule: the New York Jets this week, the Dallas Cowboys next week and the season finale against the Washington Redskins. The Eagles may still be two games out of the NFC East, but with the potential of winning the tiebreaker over both the New York Giants and the Cowboys, three more Eagles victories may actual put this roller coaster ride of a football team into the playoffs with a first-round home game to boot.
The Giants and the Cowboys could knock the Eagles out with just two wins by either team in the final three games of the regular season, but after watching both teams the last couple weeks, a collapse of epic proportions seems imminent for both squads.
Can the Eagles sneak into the playoffs? It's possible but there is no margin for error. Five simple keys will propel the Eagles to finish the season at .500 and maybe even crash the postseason..