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NFL playoff picture: What does Eagles-Washington mean for NFC standings

The Eagles face Washington in Landover, Maryland on Sunday. We break down what the game means for the NFL playoff picture.

New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles

Results: Eagles 20, Washington 16 — With their win on Sunday afternoon, the Eagles have clinched a winning season and are now one step closer towards clinching a playoff berth. As for the Washington Football Team, they’re now eliminated from the playoff race.

The Philadelphia Eagles hit the road for a short trip to take on the Washington Football Team in an NFC East divisional matchup. Kickoff from FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland is set for 1:00 p.m. ET with the game airing on Fox. Both of these teams are needing a win to stay in the playoff hunt in the NFC.

NFC playoff picture

Heading into Week 17, the Eagles are currently grasping onto the 7-seed while the Washington Football Team is two games back of them. WFT needs a win to stay in the playoff hunt and if they lose, they will be eliminated. With only two spots still up for grabs in the NFC, every game is a must-win for the six teams that are still in contention for them.

If the Eagles win, they still don’t automatically clinch a playoff spot. They need help from around the NFC to secure a spot this week, but they have to win this divisional matchup first. When these two teams met in Week 15, the Eagles came away with a 27-17 win.

Relevant Week 17 matchups

Falcons (7-8) @ Bills (9-6)
Texans (4-11) @ 49ers (8-7)
Cardinals (10-5) @ Cowboys (11-4)
Panthers (5-10) @ Saints (7-8)
Vikings (7-8) @ Packers (12-3)