For most of the 2019 season, the Philadelphia Eagles have dealt with a lot of adversity. Injuries have hampered this team and caused Philadelphia to struggle for most of the season.
However, after a three-game winning streak, the Eagles(8-7) are one game away from winning the NFC East. If they beat the Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Philadelphia wins the division and will make the playoffs.
Even with all of the injuries, the Eagles might be peaking at the right time, which according to Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, means that Philly could make a run in the playoffs.
When asked if he believes the Eagles could make a run in the playoffs, Pederson had this to say.
“I would think so. I would hope so,” Pederson said on a conference call for the New York media on Thursday. “We do have a bunch of injuries on the offensive side of the ball, but it’s a resilient group, and I feel like they’re playing their best football down the stretch here, and that’s what it takes to make a run. Really, it’s teams that get hot at the right time, no matter what their circumstances are or what they’re faced with.”
While Pederson believes in his team, he will not overlook the Giants.
“We’ve got to focus on this week, got to get ready for a good Giants football team on the road, and we’ve got to start there,” he said.
With all the injuries that the Eagles have, making a long playoff run could be very difficult. However, this team does have experience and a quarterback who would love to prove the doubters wrong in Carson Wentz, and they will have a home playoff game in the Wild-Card round. Anything can happen, but with how depleted this team is, a long playoff run is highly unlikely for the Eagles.