With a potential wild-card playoff spot hanging in the balance, the Philadelphia Eagles need a lot of things to go there way to help them get there. As of now, they are sitting in the 9th seed, just a half game out from being able to get in. It's not a secret that their Week 15 divisional matchup against the Washington Football Team.
On Monday, December 13th, this team got both good and bad news. The good news is that the Football Team's star defensive tackle, Jonathan Allen, has been placed on the Covid-19 list and is expected to miss this upcoming game against the Eagles.
Now, onto the bad news.
On the same date, RB Jason Huntley and WR Quez Watkins were both placed on the Covid-19 list (insert face palm). Huntley, who has been on the practice squad, is not a major got punch loss like Watkins is. Watkins has been a large part of this teams offensive success and was coming off one of his better games against the New York Jets.
Watkins flashed majorly in the pre-season and it has carried over well in the regular season. Currently Watkins has 31 receptions for 491 yards averaging 15.1 yards per catch. He has complimented teammate DeVonta Smith well taking over the other side of the field, so this some not so fun news.
There is a silver lining in this (we hope)
If Huntley and Watkins are vaccinated, there is a large probability that they will be both good to go for this Sunday's game. The new NFL COVID-19 rules make players who are vaccinated a lot more easier to return. If a player tests positive, have to be symptom free for 48 hours and test negative twice within a 24 hour period of time, putting them back Friday or Saturday.
Here is to hoping for the best.