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NFC playoff picture: Eagles have a manageable path to the final wild-card spot


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NFC playoff picture: Eagles have a manageable path to the final  

Glenn Erby 
November 23, 2021 7:44 am ET

The Eagles are on the way up and flourishing heading into Week 12.

After searching for an identity early on in the season, Nick Sirianni’s Birds are taking the "nasty approach” to getting wins these days.

Entering Week 12, Philadelphia sits in a prime position to make a late run to the postseason.

The mentally tough Arizona Cardinals are now the No. 1 overall seed in the conference after a win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Philadelphia currently sits in second place in the NFC East and just a game out of the seventh and final playoff spot.

The 5-6 Eagles will have winnable matchups upcoming against both New York teams (Giants-Jets), along with two division matchups against Washington, a home matchup against the Giants, before closing with Dallas.

NFC East standings


(AP Photo/Rich Schultz)


Dallas Cowboys

Philadelphia Eagles

Washington Football Team

New York Giants

NFC playoff picture


Dec 6, 2020; Glendale, Arizona USA Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) options the ball against Los Angeles Rams linebacker Leonard Floyd (54) during the third quarter. Mandatory Credit: Michael Chow-Arizona Republic
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NFC Playoff Picture

1. Arizona Cardinals (9-2) / Next up: at Bears (Week 13)

2. Green Bay Packers (8-3)/ Next up: vs. Rams

3. Dallas Cowboys (7-3)/ Next up: vs. Raiders

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3)/ Next up: at Colts

5. Los Angeles Rams (7-3)/ Next up: at Packers

6. Minnesota Vikings (5-5)/ Next up: at 49ers

7. New Orleans Saints (5-5)/ Next up: vs. Bills

In the NFC hunt

San Francisco 49ers (5-5) vs. Vikings

Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) vs. Giants

Carolina Panthers (5-6) vs. Dolphins


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It would have been nice had Erby mentioned we have the top tie-breaker (head-to-head) over both Carolina and New Orleans since we beat them both.

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Since the Saints lost, I believe if the Vikings win and we win, then we are in.

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We still have a long way to go and with 5 division games coming up still I'm trying not to get too far ahead of myself. This team has a great shot now to make the play offs but we saw earlier this year just how bad they can be.

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