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What Eagles win over Bills in Week 12 means for NFL playoff picture in NFC/AFC

The Eagles beat the Bills in Week 12. We break down what it means for the NFC and AFC playoff pictures.

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills at Lincoln Financial Field on November 26, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles took on the Buffalo Bills in Week 12 of the NFL season. The game came down to the wire in horrible weather and with some questionable officiating. The game went into OT as Eagles’ kicker Jake Elliott connected on a 59-yarder with 20 seconds to play. The Bills had the first possession in overtime and kicked a field goal, but Philly marched down the field and scored to end the game.

The Eagles move to 10-1 on the season and retain the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff picture. The next two weeks don’t get much easier as they welcome the San Francisco 49ers to town in Week 13 and then go on the road for their second divisional matchup against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 14.

The Bills drop to 6-6. They remain in second place in the AFC East behind the 8-3 Miami Dolphins. Buffalo is ahead of the New York Jets (4-7) and the New England Patriots (2-9). The Bills hold the No. 10 seed in the AFC playoffs, but notably, every team ahead of them has already had its bye week. Buffalo will rest up in Week 13 as they try and make a playoff push, starting with a huge matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14.

Buffalo has Kansas City, the Dallas Cowboys, the Los Angeles Chargers, the New England Patriots and the Dolphins to round out its season. They will need help from around the league, but if they lose to Kansas City and Dallas, a three-game win streak to end the season may not be enough to get them into the playoffs.