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How can the Eagles clinch a playoff spot in Week 14

We discuss the scenarios that could see the Philadelphia Eagles clinch a playoff spot in Week 14.

Head coach Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles talks to Jalen Hurts #1 against the Miami Dolphins at Lincoln Financial Field on October 22, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles return to action in Week 14 and can once again clinch a playoff berth. A week ago, they needed a win and some help, but couldn’t manage the win in a 42-19 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

This week, they travel to face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. They cannot clinch the NFC East this week, but they can clinch a playoff berth with a win and some helo.

Philadelphia Eagles playoff clinching scenarios - Week 14

  1. PHI win + SEA loss or tie OR
  2. PHI win + LAR loss or tie OR
  3. PHI win + GB loss or tie + MIN loss or tie OR
  4. PHI win + GB loss or tie + DET loss OR
  5. PHI tie + LAR loss + SEA loss OR
  6. PHI tie + LAR loss + MIN loss or tie OR
  7. PHI tie + LAR loss + GB loss or tie OR
  8. PHI tie + SEA loss + MIN loss or tie OR
  9. PHI tie + SEA loss + GB loss or tie OR
  10. PHI tie + MIN loss + GB loss

We’ll pass on the scenarios featuring an Eagles tie since that is fairly unlikely. They need a win over the Cowboys on Sunday night, which is tough enough in its own right. They’re traveling to Arlington, Texas, where the Cowboys are unbeaten and playing some strong football. Dallas is a 3.5-point favorite to win at DraftKings Sportsbook.

If Philly gets the win, they’ll then need some help from the NFC West or the NFC North. If the Seahawks lose to the 49ers or the Rams lose to the Ravens, the Eagles clinch a playoff berth with a win. The Seahawks are an 11-point underdog and the Rams are a 7.5-point underdog. The Eagles should get a loss from one of those two.

The NFC North matchups require loss by the Packers to the Giants and also the Lions to the Bears. Green Bay is a 6.5-point road favorite on Monday while Detroit is a 3.5-point road favorite on Sunday.

If the Eagles lose to the Cowboys, Dallas will move into a tie for first place and claim first for now due to a slightly better divisional record. If the Eagles win, they’ll take a two-game lead with four games remaining and also hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.