Ranking the Eagles toughest potential NFC postseason matchups

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We’d still favor the Eagles in these games, but the road to victory would be a more difficult journey.

If the Eagles don’t win the NFC East, things get a little trickier. Here are a few games that are possible regardless of where Philly is seeded.

7. Minnesota Vikings (at home)

The Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings have met four times during the postseason. Philly has come out on the winning side in all of those meetings. There’s a possibility of them crossing paths again. Let’s hope that game is at home if they do.

6. Seattle Seahawks (home game)

They have a veteran quarterback and a good running game. They’re intelligent on defense. They’re led by an experienced head coach. The Seattle Seahawks are an intriguing mixture of discipline and mismatches. These are the types of teams that cause the Birds issue, but we’d still predict an Eagles victory, especially at home.

5. Minnesota Vikings (possible road game)

On the surface, it feels as though an Eagles/Vikings game at U.S. Bank Stadium is one of the more unlikely scenarios, but it could happen if the Birds wind up as the fifth seed and Minnesota decides to catch fire.

We would still favor Philadelphia in this game even if Vegas doesn’t. We’d also acknowledge they’d have a tougher time versus the Vikes on the road in a climate-controlled U.S. Bank Stadium than at home in January.