At 11-2 overall — and with a .900 winning percentage in the NFC (9-1) — the Eagles control their own path to the top playoff position. They have three remaining games: at the New York Giants (2-11), vs. the Oakland Raiders (6-7), and vs. the Dallas Cowboys (7-6).
The Eagles get a first-round bye if they win any of their next three games. That would give them at least 12 wins and a better conference record than the competing potential 12-win teams. So the Eagles would clinch a bye with a win over the Giants on Sunday.
The Eagles get the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage through the playoffs if they win two of their next three games, or if the Minnesota Vikings lose one game. The Eagles could clinch the No. 1 seed on Sunday with a win over the Giants and a Minnesota loss to Cincinnati.
The tiebreaker for two teams is:
- Head-to-head, if applicable.
- Best won-lost percentage in games played within the conference.
- Best won-lost percentage in common games, minimum of four.
- Strength of victory.
- Strength of schedule.
If both the Eagles and Vikings finish 13-3, the Eagles would have the edge because they'd have at worst the same conference record and they'd have the better winning percentage in common games after Minnesota lost to Carolina.