Week 12 Non-Eagles Rooting Guide

You can click through his Twitter thread above for a more complete explanation, if you want to know the “why” behind the tiebreaks.

• Falcons Commanders (1:00 PM): In my opinion, the biggest threat in the NFC to the Eagles Super Bowl aspirations is the San Francisco 49ers, who are currently playing good football and could be a tough game. It would be ideal for the Eagles if the Niners didn’t qualify for the playoffs. Below you can see what the playoff situation currently looks like in the NFC. If the Niners failed to make the playoffs, the Seahawks would have to beat them in the NFC West, and a team like the Commanders or Falcons would also have to catch them in the wild card chase.

Seed NFC W L
1 eagles (NFCE) 9 1
2 Vikings (NFCN) 9 2
3 49ers (NFCW) 6 4
4 Corsairs (NFCS) 5 5
5 Cowboys (WC) 8 3
6 Giants (WC) 7 4
7 Sea hawks (World Cup) 6 4
8 Commanders 6 5
9 Falcons 5 6
10 Lions 4 7
11 Packers 4 7
12 Cardinals 4 7
13 Saints 4 7
14 Rams 3 7
15 Panthers 3 8
16 Bears 3 8

The Commanders are 6-5 in a better position to overtake San Francisco, so they are the most ideal winner.

• Raiders on Sea hawks (4:05 PM): As mentioned above, it’s better if the Seahawks win the NFC West.

Design positioning

• Saints at 49ers (4:25 p.m.): If the season ended now (it doesn’t), the Eagles-owned Saints’ first-round pick would be 10th overall, down from fourth overall a week ago . However, unlike most weeks, it’s not a good idea to let the Saints lose since, as mentioned above, it’s ideal if the Niners don’t make the playoffs.

This is a game where the Eagles will get a good result no matter what, whether that’s a Saints loss (therefore better draft lineup) or a Niners loss (weakening a legitimate Super Bowl contender).

Anyway, as always, let’s start the mock draft simulator every week for fun:

  1. Pick No. 10: Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
  2. Pick No. 31: Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida
  3. Pick No. 63: JL Skinner, S, Boise State
  4. Pick No. 95: Andrew Vorhees, iOL, USC
  5. Pick No. 197: Kendre Miller, RB, TCU
  6. Pick No. 227: Isaiah Land, Edge, Florida A&M

Corsairs at Browns (1:00 p.m.): The Bucs have a 1.5-game lead over the Saints in NFC South. It would be ideal if they expanded that cushion, guaranteeing at least a top 18 pick.

And then there are some other teams with poor records at the top of the draft order that could vie for a position with that Saints pick. It is better if these teams win:

  1. Raven up Jaguars (1:00 pm)
  2. Bears at Jets (1pm)
  3. Texans at Dolphins (13:00)
  4. Chargers included Cardinals (4:05 PM)
  5. Rams at Chiefs (4:25 p.m.)
  6. Steelers at Colts (MNF): Both outcomes are useful.
  7. Broncos at Panthers (1:00 PM): Both outcomes are useful.

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