The day started with the Eagles and their fans upset about a blizzard-induced postponement, but ended in joy as the Eagles clinched the NFC East and a postseason berth after the New York Giants lost at Green Bay, 45-17, on Sunday.
The Eagles can finish with no worse than the No. 3 seed and will at least host one game in the playoffs. They still have a first-round bye to play for with two games remaining. Those games will take place over a five-day span after the NFL moved Sunday night’s Eagles-Vikings game at Lincoln Financial Field to Tuesday because of the blizzard that pounded Philadelphia and the East coast.
The Eagles end the regular season against the Cowboys on Jan. 2 also at the Linc.
Even if the Eagles win both games, they’ll need some help to secure a higher seeding. The Bears beat the New York Jets, 38-34, to move to 11-4, a half game ahead of the Eagles. The Packers could assist the Eagles again by beating Chicago next week. If that were to occur, and the Eagles won their remaining two they would own the No. 2 seed.