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Updated NFC Playoff Picture, NFC Wild Card standings after Eagles lose

Updated NFC Playoff Picture, NFC Wild Card standings after Eagles lose

The Philadelphia Eagles finally lost a game — losing to Washington — and here’s how it impacts the NFC Playoff Picture and NFC Wild Card Standings. 

Week 10 was truly a wild on for the NFL Playoff Picture with serious movement on the brink in the NFC.

After Sunday the Minnesota Vikings were the talk of the league, and now they’re in a prime position to control the conference following what happened on Monday Night Football. The Philadelphia Eagles finally lost, falling to the Washington Commanders in a game where the Eagles looked as mortal as they have all season long.

Turnovers were fatal for Philly, and a 10-point swing on those mistakes ended up being the difference in a 26-21 loss.

There are two pretty seismic things that happened as a result of the upset by Washington beyond the obvious first loss by Philadelphia. The Commanders are now the first team out of the Wild Card bubble, sitting at 5–5 and a half-game behind the San Francisco 49ers for the No. 7 seed.

Let that sink in for a second: We are a half-game away from living in a world where every single NFC East team is in the playoffs.

However, the bigger thing that happened is the Vikings are now within a game of the No. 1 seed and the margin for error in Philadelphia just shrunk significantly. Despite the loss, the Eagles have a bit of breathing room thanks to a tiebreaker they have over Minnesota by way of a Week 2 win.

Updated NFC Playoff Picture after Eagles lose in Week 10

Here’s a look at what the NFC Playoff bracket would look like if the postseason started today:

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (8-1)
  2. Minnesota Vikings (8-1)
  3. Seattle Seahawks (6-4)
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5)
  5. New York Giants (7-2)
  6. Dallas Cowboys (6-3)
  7. San Francisco 49ers (4-4)

Based on those standings, here’s what the playoff matchups would look like for the first weekend of action:

  • (2) Minnesota Vikings vs. (7) San Francisco 49ers
  • (3) Seattle Seahawks vs. (6) Dallas Cowboys
  • (4) Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. (5) New York Giants

Each higher-seeded team would host its Wild Card Weekend matchup. The Philadelphia Eagles would have a first-round bye with the No. 1 seed and host any playoff game they play in.

NFC Wild Card standings after Week 10

Here’s what the Wild Card standings look like after Week 10:

  1. New York Giants (7-2)
  2. Dallas Cowboys (6-3)
  3. Washington Commanders (5-5)
  4. Atlanta Falcons (4-6)
  5. Green Bay Packers (4-6)
  6. Atlanta Falcons (4-6)
  7. Arizona Cardinals (4-6)
  8. Detroit Lions (3-6)
  9. Los Angeles Rams (3-6)
  10. Carolina Panthers (3-7)
  11. New Orleans Saints (3-7)
  12. Chicago Bears (3-7)