Ranking the Eagles toughest potential NFC postseason matchups

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The Eagles have to win to secure home-field advantage in the NFC, but what happens when they get there?

Three weeks ago, it didn’t seem possible that we’d be having this conversation, but here we are. With 17 weeks and 16 games of the 2022-2023 Philadelphia Eagles season behind us, it all comes down to this.

One game remains. The hated New York Giants are the opponent. The Birds have to win to earn the NFC East’s crown and the top seed for the coming postseason.

If they’re successful in their quest, they’ll be ensured a first-round bye. If they falter (and if the Dallas Cowboys win versus the Washington Commanders), Dallas takes the division, and Philly becomes the fifth seed and plays a road game in the Wild Card Round.

Again, this isn’t how we saw things playing out a month ago. That is, however, the hand the Birds have been dealt though. Let’s see if Philly can turn that hand into a winner.

We assumed the Green Bay Packers would take care of business in Week 18 and vanquish the Detroit Lions at home, They didn’t. The Seattle Seahawks earned the seventh seed by way of their win over the Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay’s loss.

The NFC Playoff bracket is set. Here’s how we would rank the Eagles potential matchups in terms of difficulty.