The Philadelphia Eagles are going to the playoffs.

They got what they needed yesterday evening by shutting out the Redskins on the field (and off of it by taking over FedEx Field) and the Vikings choking at home to the Bears. With that, the Eagles will travel to take on the Bears next Sunday afternoon at 4:40 PM on NBC in the Wild Card Round.

The game wasn’t a contest, even if the Redskins tried to gang up on Jake Elliott. After Alshon Jeffery’s touchdown catch, I shifted the majority of my focus on the Bears game. And it was great to see the Vikings just implode after signing Kirk Cousins to an $84 million deal this past offseason, which is ALL GUARANTEED.

Late in the Birds game, Nick Foles left the game with bruised ribs but should be fine. Nate Sudfeld came in and threw one pass, which went for a touchdown.

We know the team’s 2019 opponents, but who cares right now. Get through the week with Doug Pederson and Malcolm Jenkins, and kick down some doors.

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The Roundup:

Check out the latest editions of the Crossing Broadcast and It’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia.

Former (?) Temple head coach Manny Diaz is leaving to become the head coach at Miami (FL). He was named the head coach of the Owls only three weeks ago. Gotta love college sports.

Despite crushing the Jazz on Thursday night with Ben Simmons talking about last season’s Rookie of the Year race, the Sixers got crushed by Portland 129-95. Joel Embiid didn’t play due to left knee soreness. Yawn. They’ll play the Clippers on New Year’s Day.

Russ wants a former Process Sixer to come back.

The Flyers had a 1-0 lead against the Panthers late in the third period on Saturday. Then they gave it up and lost 2-1. That should not surprise you. They take on Carolina tonight at 6 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Russ also lists some potential trade targets for the Flyers in goal.

Phillies’ first base coach Jose David Flores is going to the Orioles.

In college hoops, St. Joe’s held off Wagner 59-57 thanks to 17 points from Charlie Brown.

AJ Brodeur scored his 1,000th career point, but the Quakers were crushed by Toledo. They’ll host Monmouth today.

Drexel fell to Northeastern and Hofstra as they opened up CAA play this weekend.

In other sports news, the Raiders are hiring NFL Network draft analyst and Eagles preseason color commentator Mike Mayock as their next general manager.

The Jets fired Todd Bowles and the Buccaneers got rid of Dirk Koetter as head coach. More could come today.

Clemson and Alabama will meet for the fourth straight year and the third time in four years in the national championship game next Monday.

In the news, it’s New Year’s Eve.

The government is still partially shut down.

Elizabeth Warren is launching an exploratory committee for a presidential run in 2020.