Statistical data suggests the Eagles are due for a convincing win over the 49ers

Following an overtime thriller, the 10-1 Eagles host 'the NFC's second-best team, the San Francisco 49ers, and three statistics suggest the Eagles can soar to victory in Week 13.

NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Philadelphia Eagles
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Since 2005, the Philadelphia Eagles are 8-3 when facing the San Francisco 49ers

It is always a good feeling when the recent matchups suggest that you may have another team's number, and that's just what the Eagles have when facing the 49ers. With an 8-3 record against San Francisco since 2005 and six wins of ten points or more, it's not hard to see why many of the 49ers veteran players harbor some hurt feelings towards Philadelphia.

As for the Eagles' losses, they have all been by six points or less over their last 11 meetings with the Niners. The Eagles have only been held to less than 21 points once over that span, while the 49ers have failed to score 21 points six times.

The 49ers have never scored more than 21 points in their four games against Philly under head coach Kyle Shannahan. They have also allowed an average of 25 points in those four games.

If recent history repeats itself, it would give the Eagles a three-game lead over the 49ers for the NFC's top seed with five games remaining in the season. It would also give the Eagles the head-to-head tiebreaker if the teams finish the regular season with the same record. That means the likely NFC West champion will be essentially out of the race for home-field advantage in the playoffs.