At 11-2 overall — and with a .900 winning percentage in the NFC (9-1) — the Eagles control their own path to the top playoff position. They have three remaining games: at the New York Giants (2-11), vs. the Oakland Raiders (6-7), and vs. the Dallas Cowboys (7-6).
The Eagles get a first-round bye if they win any of their next three games. That would give them at least 12 wins and a better conference record than the competing potential 12-win teams. So the Eagles would clinch a bye with a win over the Giants on Sunday.
The Eagles get the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage through the playoffs if they win two of their next three games, or if the Minnesota Vikings lose one game. The Eagles could clinch the No. 1 seed on Sunday with a win over the Giants and a Minnesota loss to Cincinnati.
The tiebreaker for two teams is:
- Head-to-head, if applicable.
- Best won-lost percentage in games played within the conference.
- Best won-lost percentage in common games, minimum of four.
- Strength of victory.
- Strength of schedule.
If both the Eagles and Vikings finish 13-3, the Eagles would have the edge because they’d have at worst the same conference record and they’d have the better winning percentage in common games after Minnesota lost to Carolina.
|NFC Seed||W-L||Week 15||Week 16||Week 17|
|1. Eagles||11-2||at NYG (2-11)||vs. Oak (6-7)||vs. Dal. (7-6)|
|2. Minnesota||10-3||vs. Cin. (5-8)||at GB (7-6)||vs. Chi. (4-9)|
|3. L.A. Rams||9-4||at Sea. (8-5)||at Ten. (8-5)||vs. SF (3-10)|
|4. New Orleans||9-4||vs. NYJ (5-8)||vs. Atl. (8-5)||at TB (4-9)|
|5. Carolina||9-4||vs. GB (7-6)||vs. TB (4-9)||at Atl. (8-5)|
|6. Atlanta||8-5||at TB (4-9)||at NO (9-4)||vs. Car. (9-4)|
|Currently out of playoffs|
|7. Seattle||8-5||vs. LAR (9-4)||at Dal. (7-6)||vs. Ari. (6-7)|
|8. Detroit||7-6||vs. Chi. (4-9)||at Cin. (5-8)||vs. GB (7-6)|
|9. Green Bay||7-6||at Car. (9-4)||vs. Min. (10-3)||at Det. (7-6)|
|10. Dallas||7-6||at Oak. (6-7)||vs. Sea. (8-5)||at Eagles (11-2)|
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