NFL Week 17, 2019: 5 Teams on upset alert

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2. Philadelphia Eagles

No one should be surprised to see the Philadelphia Eagles this high on the list since despite their recent win over the Dallas Cowboys, every week seems like a trap game for the NFC East leaders entering Week 17.

To say the Eagles have been one of the biggest victims of the injury bug this season would be a huge understatement since Philadelphia just can’t seem to catch a break on both sides of the football.

In fact, the Eagles deserve a ton of credit for just being in this position as the current leaders in the NFC East since the team has faced all sorts of obstacles over the last few months, and is now in position to possibly host a playoff game.

When looking at how the two teams compare in 2019, closing out the regular season against the New York Giants should normally be viewed as a gift for a team like Philadelphia.

After looking at how great the Giants looked on offense last weekend against the Washington Redskins, this could be far from the case if Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley continue playing on a high level while causing the Eagles problems on defense in the process.