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Jessica Kourkounis, Associated Press
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick prepares to throw during practice indoors at their NFL football training facility, Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011, in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA — Until the Philadelphia Eagles are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, they won't look toward the future or reflect on the past.

The underachieving Eagles (4-8) head to Miami on Sunday, and playing the Dolphins (4-8) is all they're talking about. They somehow still have a chance to finish first in a mediocre NFC East, though it would take help — a lot of it.

All they can control, though, is their performance.