With Playoffs in Sight, Pederson Keeping Eagles Focused
The Philadelphia Eagles still have plenty of work to do, but moved one step closer to clinching their third straight playoff berth, with their overtime win over the Giants on Monday Night.
Its simple, win their final three games and they’re in. No help needed elsewhere.
However, Doug Pederson is making sure his team continues to stay focused as they prepare for the 3-10 Washington Redskins this Sunday.
“It's a start," Doug Pederson said when asked if the win over the Giants saved their season. "We still have three games. It's a start. We know it's a four-game season and tonight was one. Obviously, we have a great road test next weekend and we have to get prepared for another opportunity.”
The Eagles would clinch a spot in the NFC playoffs by winning out, but could also find their way into the playoffs with a win over both Washington and Dallas, coupled with a Dallas loss this week in Los Angles against the Rams.
The Cowboys will enter this weeks game at 6-7, which means that if they loss to the Rams, and the Eagles, they would have nine losses. Two Eagles wins over Washington and Dallas, would give them at the very least eight wins.
“The biggest thing is, we have to make sure we stay focused," Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham said. "Enjoy this win, but we have to watch next week. We didn’t make it to the playoffs yet, we’re not celebrating because we got in the playoffs because we won the division, none of that. We just have to make sure that we enjoy this one and get ready for Wednesday when it’s time to talk about the [Washington] Redskins.”