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Washington Football Team vs Philadelphia Eagles flexed; Fate of NFC East moved to Sunday Night Football

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NFL: SEP 13 Eagles at Washington Football Team Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The NFC East could have been clinched by the Washington Football Team today with a win over the Carolina Panthers. That didn’t happen so now it will come down to Week 17 for the division. The Philadelphia Eagles were eliminated from playoffs today after they lost to the Dallas Cowboys. That also means there won’t be a repeat NFC East Champion again this year, a streak that goes back to 2004.

The Washington Football Team plays the Philadelphia Eagles next week, and that game has been flexed to Sunday Night Football at 8:20pm. The game was originally scheduled for 1:00pm, but now this game is a little more important than it was earlier today. This will be the final regular season game of the 2020 season, and will determine who hosts a home game as the #4 seed in the NFC.

The Dallas Cowboys(6-9) and New York Giants(5-10) will still play at 1:00pm. The NFC will have a division winner with a losing record, and it could even be a 6-10 division winner if the Giants win and Washington loses. If the Cowboys win, and Washington loses they will be the 7-9 division winners. Washington controls their own fate here, and will clinch the division with a win over Philly next week.