Published: Wed, December 04, 2019
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The Miami Dolphins Shock The Eagles, Cowboys Retain NFC East Lead

The Miami Dolphins Shock The Eagles, Cowboys Retain NFC East Lead

Well, you know what happened.

The Eagles' final four games are against the New York Giants (2-10), Washington (3-9), Cowboys (6-6) and the Giants again. The Dolphins arguably have one of the worst rosters in the National Football League, yet destroyed the Eagles defense en route to winning their third game in their last five.

The Eagles are 5-7, and Sunday marked their first three-game losing streak under coach Doug Pederson since his first season back in 2016. They were, by many metrics, the worst team in the NFL. "It starts with me and I have to fix things this week heading into the Giants game".

Yes, the Eagles are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Dolphins, but all four of the team's games down the stretch are against divisional opponents. The Eagles might not have looked like a playoff team at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sunday, but they could wind up as one of the last teams standing.

The Dolphins entered the game averaging just 14.2 points per game and slightly over 265 yards per game, both ranked 31st in the NFL.

Did the Dolphins cost themselves the chance to turn around their franchise with a meaningless win over the Philadelphia Eagles three quarters of the way through a lost season? Against the Dolphins the Eagles attempted 46 passes while only running the ball 19 times.

Dallas has a slightly tougher road to winning the NFC East, with games against the Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams as well as the Eagles. He is proving he is someone they can count on, but Pederson refuses to use a balanced attack. I think the part that's disappointing, we always control what we can control.

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