Week 11 Rooting Guide: Best outcomes for Eagles with playoff picture developing

The Eagles (8-1) have a huge Monday night matchup against the Chiefs (7-2) fast approaching, and it’s just one of several games that’ll have playoff implications.

Philadelphia and Kansas City will finish Week 11 on ESPN/ABC, and the Sunday slate of games offers several intriguing matchups and plenty of rooting scenarios in the NFC and AFC.

With kickoff fast approaching, we’re looking at the updated rooting guide for Eagles fans.

Current AFC playoff standings

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – NOVEMBER 05: <a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Jalen Carter;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Jalen Carter</a> #98 of the <a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Philadelphia Eagles;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Philadelphia Eagles</a> rushes the passer against <a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Zack Martin;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Zack Martin</a> #70 of the <a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Dallas Cowboys;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Dallas Cowboys</a> during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 05, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles 8-1
Detroit Lions 7-2
San Francisco 49ers 6-3
New Orleans Saints 5-5
Seattle Seahawks 6-3
Dallas Cowboys 6-3
Minnesota Vikings 6-4

Dallas Cowboys (6-3) at Carolina Panthers (1-8), 1 p.m. (FOX)

Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys have dominated inferior competition in 2023, averaging 33.7 points per game against opponents with a losing record this season.

The Dallas defense is allowing 18.3 points per game (fourth in the NFL) and 275.1 total yards per game (third). A Carolina win would be the upsets of upsets, but the Cowboys are peaking at the right time.

Root for Panthers

Chicago Bears (3-7) at Detroit Lions (7-2), 1 p.m. (FOX)

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Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Fields has had some dynamic moments, and as the Bears quarterback returns to the lineup looking to prove that he’s the face of the franchise, the Lions are surging as legit Super Bowl contender.

The Detroit defense gave up 421 yards to the Chargers in Week 10 and 503 yards to the Ravens in Week 7. Still, Chicago ranks 27th in points allowed and Detroit ranks sixth in points scored.

Root for Bears

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5) at San Francisco 49ers (6-3), 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback <a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Baker Mayfield;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Baker Mayfield</a> (6) runs the ball against the <a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Tennessee Titans;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Tennessee Titans</a> during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023.

The Eagles and 49ers are two weeks away from a NFC title game rematch, and the gritty Buccaneers could themselves (NFC South) and Philadelphia one huge favor.

Root for Buccaneers

Seattle Seahawks (6-3) at Los Angeles Rams (3-6), 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Matthew Stafford is expected to return after injuring his right thumb in Week 8 and he’s undefeated against Seattle as the starter since 2021.

Philadelphia and Seattle are slated for a Week 15 showdown that could have significant playoff implications.

Root for Rams

Minnesota Vikings (6-4) at Denver Broncos (4-5), 8:20 p.m. (NBC and Peacock)

Joshua Dobbs has led Minnesota to consecutive victories, extending the NFL’s longest active win streak to five games.

Root for Broncos

Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire