The Eagles send Washington to the playoffs and America into a meltdown
The Washington Football Team are your 2020 NFC East Champions. Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes and led the powerhouse “Football Team” (7-9) to a 20-14 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles finished the year with a 4-11-1 record. Nate Sudfeld closed out the season after Doug Pederson made the call to pull Jalen Hurts, who scored two rushing touchdowns earlier in the game, in the 4th quarter.
The Giants (6-10), who defeated the Cowboys 23-19 earlier in the day, were eliminated from postseason contention with Washington’s win. Draft pick implications were clear for the Eagles heading into Sunday night. With a loss, they would have the number six pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. With a win, they would have the number nine pick in the draft.
The most entertaining part of the night was the outrage from the national and local media about the Eagles’ decision to play Sudfeld in the 4th quarter rather than going for a win. On the national level, media members seem to have forgotten that multiple other teams have followed the “the process” of tanking for the past several weeks in the NFL.
New York Giants fans and players alike were fuming at the fact that the Eagles decided to throw the game and cost them a trip to the playoffs. It appears they forgot their team had a terrible record and was undeserving, like every other NFC East team, of a playoff birth in the first place. Local media members such as Seth Joyner, who is typically a sound Eagles mind during post games, had a mental breakdown.
Personally, I thought it was the perfect ending to a disastrous season for the Philadelphia Eagles. For everyone who had to witness the game, just thank the NFL for flexing that disaster into primetime.
It’s really simple: If you want to make the playoffs, all you had to do was finish with a winning record.
Actually, you had to just finish .500. If you did not manage to do that, then it’s best to just remain quiet.
Regardless, the Eagles season is now over and I have never been more excited to enter an offseason. For the city of Philadelphia, we can all now take a collective sigh of relief that the Eagles season has ended. We can now focus our energy on a very good Sixers basketball team and an exciting Philadelphia Flyers team. We deserve a few weeks off from the typical Wentz vs Hurts debates.
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