Don’t count the Eagles out yet

It only took three and a half months but, right now, Philadelphia looks like the best team in the NFC East.

And the division might be weak enough that the Eagles could end up winning the thing and sneaking into the playoffs with an 8-8 record.

Philly beat a good team in blowout fashion for the second time in as many weeks today, pummeling the Jets 45-19. They’ve outscored their last two opponents 71-29, with the defense finally making big plays. In the last two weeks, they have 13 sacks, three interceptions and four forced fumbles.

Considering that they’re actually quite healthy in relation to the Giants and Cowboys, Philadelphia might be the most appropriate NFC East representative in the playoffs. To get through, they’ll need to win out and get help. Beat Dallas and Washington to close out the year and hope that the Jets beat the Giants in Week 16 and the Giants beat the Cowboys in Week 17 and you’ll be hosting a wild-card game at Lincoln Financial Field Jan. 7 or 8.

Considering how bad things were going for the Eagles only a few weeks ago, it’s pretty amazing that they’re still alive. Considering the talent level on this team, it’s safe to say that none of the current NFC playoff teams want to run into Andy Reid’s crew in January.