LANDOVER, Md. – The Eagles know they can grab a playoff berth on Sunday, but they’re not looking past their game against the Washington soccer team.
The Eagles (8-7) need a win, a loss to Minnesota and a win in San Francisco or New Orleans to clinch before the final game next Sunday.
WFT (6-9) is technically still alive for a spot as well. But the football team will be eliminated with a loss.
“When I first heard about it (of landing a playoff berth), every scenario was like, ‘OK, if this happens and it happens and it happens, here we are,” he said. Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said. “OK, what else? “If it happens and it happens and it happens, then we are there too. “
“But each of those things forces us to win and that’s all we can control.”
RB Miles Sanders is the only starter who does not play. Sanders broke his hand in the first half last week against the Giants.
But RB Jordan Howard should play. Howard suffered a heavy blow in the fourth quarter last Sunday and has been listed as questionable. The Eagles haven’t activated either of their two running backs on the practice squad in Jason Huntley and Kerryon Johnson, a sign that Howard is doing well.
That leaves Howard, Boston Scott and rookie Kenny Gainwell as the Eagles’ backers.
Additionally, LB Shaun Bradley (shoulder) will not play after being involved in a car crash on Saturday morning on his way to the team’s training center. The team said in a statement that Bradley was being held down for precautionary reasons.
In addition to Sanders and Bradley, the Eagles inactive were QB Reid Sinnett, CB Tay Gowan, T Le’Raven Clark, C / G Jack Anderson and DT Marlon Tuipulotu.
WFT, meanwhile, will miss RB Antonio Gibson, who is on the COVID-19 and DE Montez Sweat list (personal reasons). Additionally, T Sam Cosmi is also on the COVID list.
Contact Martin Frank at [email protected] Follow @Mfranknfl on Twitter.