Ranking Eagles possible opponents in Wild Card Round of NFL Playoffs

We're ranking five possible matchups the Eagles could find themselves in during the Wild Card Round.

Baker Mayfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints
Baker Mayfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints / Kevin Sabitus/GettyImages
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So, who might the Eagles see in the Wild Card Round?

Believe it or not, the Philadelphia Eagles' season isn't over. If you listen to Philly's sports stations, you might believe it is. If you watch the NFL Network or ESPN, they'll tell you it is, but trust us on this one. It ain't over until it's over. Things are hanging by a thread. We won't tell you they aren't, but we can still see positive results.

The Eagles will probably wind up as the NFC's fifth-seeded playoff team, but they can actually still earn the second seed, that is if the Dallas Cowboys lose to the Washington Commanders and Philly beats the New York Giants. The Eagles would still need the Detroit Lions to lose though. If that doesn't happen, the Birds would be the third seed if the above scenario plays out.

Let's make long stories shorter. There's still much to figure out. Let's talk (and rank) possible Eagles opponents.

5. New Orleans Saints

5. 8-8, 2nd in NFC South (Possible 7th seed)

Taysom Hill, Jamaal Williams, New Orleans Saints
Taysom Hill, Jamaal Williams, New Orleans Saints / Kevin Sabitus/GettyImages

If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lose their final game (It's doubtful. They play the Carolina Panthers) and if the New Orleans Saints win their final game (versus the Atlanta Falcons), the Saints take the NFC South's crown.

If Philly winds up as the 5th seed, they'd travel to the Big Easy in the Wild Card Round if the Saints were the NFC South's champion. This game represents Philly's most winnable.