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How can the Eagles clinch the NFC East in Week 17?

We discuss the scenarios that could see the Philadelphia Eagles clinching NFC East in Week 17.

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles passes the ball during the first quarter against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on December 25, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles finished up Week 16 getting just about everything they could have wanted to improve their playoff position. They held off the Giants and then saw the Cowboys lose to the Dolphins and the 49ers lose to the Ravens. The Eagles improved to 11-4 with their win and now sit in the No. 2 overall position. They moved a game up on the Cowboys in the NFC East and sit a game back of the 49ers with the tiebreaker edge over the Lions.

The Eagles can clinch the NFC East title in Week 17 with a win and some help. Here’s what things look like heading into the weekend.

Saturday update: The Cowboys beat the Lions 20-19 after Detroit had a two-point conversion overturned on a controversial penalty. The Cowboys win means the Eagles cannot clinch the NFC East in Week 17.

Philadelphia Eagles playoff clinching scenarios - Week 17

  • PHI win + DAL loss/tie
  • PHI tie + DAL loss

The Cowboys are hosting the Lions on Saturday and are a six-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. If the Cowboys win, the Eagles will need a win to remain a game up in the NFC East. If the Cowboys lose, the Eagles will be able to clinch the division on Sunday when they host the Cardinals. Philly is an 11-point favorite over Arizona.