The 1 seed and the NFC East title are nonetheless up within the air after the Eagles’ loss to Dallas final Saturday, however the excellent news for the Birds is that their magic quantity continues to be “1” with two video games to play.
They will attempt to get that final win they want at residence in opposition to the Saints this week, in a matchup the place a win is not going to solely safe residence area benefit and a first-round bye within the playoffs, however higher draft place as effectively.
There are nonetheless components that aren’t but locked in – like one or each quarterback Jalen Hurts and security CJ Gardner-Johnson returns from damage this week — however for now, the 13-2 Eagles are about 7-point favorites over the 6-9 Saints coming into.
Try the percentages throughout a number of sportsbooks:
|a guide||to unfold||Cash Line||Complete (O/U)|
|DraftKings||PHI -7|| NOT +275
|FanDuel||PHI -7||NOT +270
|BetMGM||PHI -7||NOT +240
|UniBet||PHI -6.5||NOT +240
|PointsBet||PHI -7|| NOT +250
As soon as once more, the Eagles are very a lot accountable for their very own future by way of playoff positioning. Win this week in opposition to New Orleans or subsequent week in opposition to the Giants, and the division and the NFC no. 1 seed is all theirs. Another state of affairs the place the Eagles do not get would additionally require them to lose and their rapid competitors (Dallas, Minnesota, and San Francisco) win out.
The present NFC playoff image:
|division heads||Wild Card||Nonetheless alive|
|1. Eagles (13-2, East)||5. Dallas (11-4, East)||9. Detroit (7-8, North)|
|2. Minnesota (12-3, North)||6. NY Giants (8-6-1, East)||10. Inexperienced Bay (7-8, North)|
|3. San Francisco (11-4, West)||7. Washington (7-7-1, East)||11. Carolina (6-9, South)|
|4. Tampa Bay (7-8, South)||12. New Orleans (6-9, South)|
The Saints have a slim probability at a playoff spot and have gained their final two in opposition to Atlanta after which Cleveland. However the Eagles even have New Orleans’ first-round choose within the draft this April because of final spring’s election changeso within the rapid and long-term future, it’s within the Eagles’ finest curiosity to completely eradicate the Saints.
A have a look at the present 2023 first-round order by means of Tankathon:
|3. Seattle (by way of DEN)||4-11|
|7. Detroit (by way of LAR)||5-10|
|9. Las Vegas||6-9|
|10. Eagles (by way of NE)||6-9|
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