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NFL Playoff Picture: Eagles’ loss means they’re likely the No. 5 seed

One and done?

Arizona Cardinals v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images

Had the Philadelphia Eagles beaten the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, they would’ve been a Week 18 win over the New York Giants away from clinching no worse than No. 2 seed.

Instead, they’re likely going to be the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoff picture.

The Eagles can still win the division. But they’ll need to beat the Giants (can’t say it’s a guarantee) AND they’ll need the Washington Commanders to beat the Dallas Cowboys.

The combined odds of those two outcomes happening is +859 on DraftKings Sportsbook. You can place a $100 wager to profit $859. In other words, it’s unlikely to happen.

As the No. 5 seed, the Eagles will play a road game against the NFC South winner. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a chance to clinch their division with a win in Week 17 but they lost to the New Orleans Saints. The Atlanta Falcons are also still alive despite losing. Here’s a look at their chances of getting the No. 4 seed, according to the New York Times playoff simulator:

Buccaneers — 56%
Saints — 27%
Falcons — 17%

The Bucs play the Panthers in North Carolina.

If they win, they clinch. The Bucs are six-point road favorites.

If the Bucs lose, the winner of the Falcons-Saints game in New Orleans is the NFC South champ.

If you don’t have the appetite for the Eagles’ playoff outlook, well, I don’t blame you. The Birds look cooked. But, hey, you clicked on a post about their playoff outlook.

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