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NFC Playoff Picture: Eagles tied for first in NFC East with four games to go

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The Birds are still in it!

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles are still alive in the 2016 NFC playoff picture. And more than just that. They're actually tied for first place in the NFC East with only four games to go. Yes, the team that got outscored 90 to 31 in their last two games prior to this week can potentially own sole possession of the division lead if things go their way in Week 14.

The Eagles are tied for first mostly thanks to the NFC East being awful. The Washington Redskins dropped to 5-7 after losing to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. Here's an updated look at the NFC East standings:

1) Washington Redskins - 5-7
2) Philadelphia Eagles - 5-7
3) New York Giants - 5-7
4) Dallas Cowboys - 4-8

Washington is still technically in first because they have a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Eagles. The Birds are set to play Washington again this season in Week 16. The Giants are in third since the Eagles have a direct tiebreaker over them. The Eagles play the Giants again in Week 17.

It's crazy to think the Eagles can think about the playoffs considering how disappointing this season has been. But after beating the New England Patriots on Sunday, the Birds are very much alive.

Here's a look at the entire NFC playoff picture. Note that whoever wins the NFC East is likely to end up being the No. 4 seed.

1) Carolina Panthers (12-0)
2) Arizona Cardinals (10-2)
3) Green Bay Packers (8-4)
4) Washington Redskins (5-7)
5) Minnesota Vikings (8-4)
6) Seattle Seahawks (7-5)