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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) pbades the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half at CenturyLink Field.  (Photo: Steven Bisig, USA TODAY Sports)
The NFL is entering the final quarter of the regular season, but not a single post in the postseason has been claimed.
With the playoff picture still flowing, any proclamation made after the results of Week 13 must be met with a dose of skepticism.
Here are four exaggerated reactions we are pushing:
The loss of the Eagles to the Seahawks is a sign of an imminent decline
For one night, Philadelphia seemed to equal the Seahawks, without finding a rhythm in the 24-10 defeat.
But while this might seem a sign of trouble for the 10-2 Eagles, who now have the second seed in the NFC, the loss should be seen as a product of facing a desperate and tested team in a hostile environment.
Throughout the season, Philadelphia has looked like the most balanced team in the league.
The Eagles allowed the Seahawks, however, to convert six of 12 third. Attempts down Philadelphia committed seven penalties, four of which talented quarterback Russell Wilson first low. The Eagles also committed two turnovers, including a costly fumble outside of the Seahawks' scoring zone, and did not force one.
The two Eagles defeats this year have hit the road, a fact that will weigh heavily in the minds of many as the team struggles for the home advantage.
Philadelphia has a lot to clean up to rebadert itself as a Super Bowl contender. But another pairing of the West Coast against a playoff contender at the 9-3 Rams next week will provide a clearer marker of where the Eagles sit in the NFC landscape.
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The Falcons can ride their experience in the Super Bowl playoffs
After a 14-9 home loss to the Vikings, Atlanta now has a 7-4 mark – one game behind a game back from the Panthers for the NFC 6 and two behind the division – leaders of the Saints.
The Falcons, after leading the league in scoring last year under former coordinator Kyle Shanahan, simply have not been able to find consistency this season.
Prior to the Week 11 victory over the Seahawks, quarterback Matt Ryan had thrown for 200 yards or more in a record 64 consecutive contests. After Atlanta's loss to Minnesota in which Ryan threw for 173, Ryan has not eclipsed the mark in two of his last three games.
With all four games remaining against the NFC South's enemies, the Falcons have little margin for error. The worst thing for Atlanta is that two of those games (weeks 14 and 16) are against the Saints, who look like one of the toughest teams in the NFC.
On top of that, it could be a season finale against Carolina. for a place in the playoffs.
Atlanta's experience as defensive NFC champions may not be enough to overshadow its significant shortcomings.
The Browns are now a block to go 0-16
Cleveland fell again, falling to Los Angeles Chargers 19-10 and sending his record to 0-12. In coach almost two years with the Browns, coach Hue Jackson now has a record of 1-27.
Despite the overwhelming uselessness and constant self-inflicted errors, the Browns still have an opportunity to avoid being part of an unwanted story. 19659008] With the remaining games against the Packers (6-6), Ravens (7-5) and Steelers (9-2), it is very likely that Cleveland can not win a game.
But a week-long showdown at 3-9 Bears presents the best opportunity for Cleveland to avoid becoming the sixth team since 1944 with no wins in the regular season.
For Cleveland to win, you must avoid turnovers. The Browns have the 30 best deals in the league, including two Sundays for the Chargers. They need to move the chains and maintain the units and improve the efficiency rating of third worst drop for the league of 31.1%. And when they hit the ball in the red zone, they need to finish the units. Cleveland is tied for 30th in efficiency in the red zone, scoring touchdowns in just 40.6% of trips within 20.
The postseason Raiders' best shot is based on Marshawn Lynch
There is a triple logjam at the top of the AFC West with the Chargers, Chiefs and Raiders tied at 6-6.
Wildcard points are probably out of the question for those who do not win the division. That means the Raiders, who beat the unfortunate Giants 24-17, probably need to survive their division enemies.
Lynch was essential to Sunday's victory, running the ball 17 times for a total of 101 yards and one mark. Fifty-one of those skaters, however, came in one play.
While Lynch should remain an integral part of the Raiders' offense, Oakland simply needs more of its pbading game.
The Raiders were without receivers Amari Cooper (concussion, ankle injuries) and Michael Crabtree (suspension), and they need both to be effective in the final stretch. Closed wing Jared Cook, in his last three games, caught four pbades for 47 yards.
The combined QB rating of the team is 89.9. Oakland, considered a Super Bowl contender before quarterback Derek Carr broke his leg, posted a score of 95.3 last season. A return to that level of pbad efficiency could be necessary to secure a postseason position.
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