The Eagles have already qualified for the postseason, but they’re facing the reality of a team set to back into the playoffs after their second consecutive loss.
Even after Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia’s playoff math remains the same for the third week in a row heading into the season finale against the New York Giants.
A win and the Birds will clinch both the NFC East and the NFC’s top playoff seed, which means a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. A third straight loss coupled with a Dallas win over Washington, and the Cowboys would win the NFC East.
Here’s your updated look at the NFC East standings after Sunday’s action.
1. Philadelphia Eagles (13-3), first place, NFC East
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The Eagles have already clinched a playoff berth and can clinch the division with one more win or a Cowboys loss, but the team is 0-2 without quarterback Jalen Hurts.
Remaining schedule: vs. Giants
2. Dallas Cowboys (12-4), second place, NFC East
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The Cowboys applied pressure on the Eagles by beating the Titans on Thursday night to open Week 17 and cut the lead to only one game. Dallas split with Philadelphia but holds the key division-record tiebreaker (4-1 vs. 3-2).
Remaining schedule: at Commanders
3. New York Giants (9-6-1), third place, NFC East.
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The Giants clinched a wild-card berth behind the Eagles and Cowboys with their 38-10 win over the Colts on Sunday. They are locked into the sixth seed.
Remaining schedule: at Eagles
4. Washington Commanders (7-8-1), last place, NFC East
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A crushing loss to the Cleveland Browns leaves Washington in danger of being eliminated if the Packers hold on to a 34-3 lead over the Vikings.
Remaining schedule: vs. Cowboys