Eagles playoff picture: Breaking down Philadelphia's seeding scenarios in 2022 NFL bracket

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The Eagles (9-7) are backmost successful the NFC playoffs for the 2021 NFL play aft missing the tourney past year. Philadelphia has punched its 4th playoff summons successful 5 seasons, the archetypal nether rookie manager Nick Sirianni.

With a wild-card berth down the NFC East-winning Cowboys successful hand, the Eagles program to remainder cardinal players successful Week 18, including backmost Jalen Hurts. The squad has its just stock of injuries and much than the mean COVID-19 concerns going into Week 18's Saturday nighttime location crippled vs. Dallas. With that successful mind, ere's breaking down the Eagles' seeding scenarios:

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How the Eagles tin clinch the No. 6 seed successful NFC

The Eagles are the existent No. 7 seed, oregon positioned for the 3rd and last wild-card berth nin the conference. They are down the No. 6 49ers, besides 9-7, due to the fact that they mislaid to them successful Week 2.

Philadelphia, however, clinched a playoff spot up of San Francisco. That's due to the fact that lone one NFC squad down some teams — the Saints, who are 8-8 going into their Sunday day crippled against the Falcons — tin besides get to 9 wins. The 49ers volition unafraid their No. 6 spot with a triumph implicit the Rams arsenic roadworthy underogs, leaving the Eagles staying astatine No. 7, with nary alteration from Week 17.

But the Eagles tin get to No. 6 adjacent by losing to the Cowboys. If the 49ers suffer to the Rams and the Saints bushed the Falcons, past the Eagles, 49ers and Saints each would beryllium 9-8.

Because of amended league records, the Eagles and Saints, who some would beryllium 7-5 successful NFC play, would get successful implicit the 49ers, who would beryllium lone 6-6. The Eagles would past determination up to No. 6 to interruption their necktie with the Saints due to the fact that they bushed them astatine home, 40-29 successful Week 11.

The Eagles could besides bushed the Cowboys and leap to No. 6 over the losing 49ers, with immoderate the Saints bash being irrevelant. In the lawsuit the Eagles, 49ers and Saints each lose, the Eagles would stay No. 7.

With not overmuch quality betwixt No. 6 and No. 7, that's wherefore Sirianni and the Eagles don't privation to hazard injuries to cardinal players. The Eagles cannot determination up to No. 5, due to the fact that the Cardinals (11-5) and Rams (12-4), vying for the NFC West title, both person a multiple-game cushion successful the standings.

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