By Harry Allison

In case you haven’t been paying attention, here is an encapsulation of the Eagles’ playoff possibilities:

The Birds win the NFC East and grab the No. 4 seed in the postseason by winning their final two games, at home against Washington tonight and at the Giants to finish the season.

The Eagles are in second place in the NFC East, but they do not need help to get into the playoffs. If they win out, they are in. A loss to the Redskins would eliminate them.

If they win this week, they can afford to lose next week, at the Giants, but only if the Giants lose to the Vikings in Week 16 and the Redskins lose to the Cowboys in Week 17. In that situation, all three teams finish 7-9, and the Eagles win the division on tiebreakers.