Updated NFC Playoff Picture After Week 16: Eagles place another game in the win column

The playoff picture continues to come into focus.

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles / Dustin Satloff/GettyImages
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Four quarters... Ups and downs... Ebbs... Fkows... All the makings of an NFC East game featuring the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. Jalen Hurts threw another interception.

This one led to a pick-six, but Philly answered each of Big Blue's body blows with one of their own. In the end, the Birds did enough to win, and that victory coupled with a Dallas Cowboys loss places Philly atop the NFC East again. Let's talk playoff seeding.

NFC playoff picture, Week 17: A 49ers loss gives the Eagles some hope.

The Dallas Cowboys' Sunday evening loss to the Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia's victory over the Giants gives the Birds control over the NFC East for now. If Philly wins out, they take the crown.

The San Francisco 49ers dropped one versus the Baltimore Ravens. If the Niners lose one of their final two games and Philly wins out, the Eagles regain the top seed in the NFC.

Here's a look at the current NFC standings as the postseason nears.

The Division Leaders

San Francisco 49ers - 11-4, 1st in the NFC West
Detroit Lions - 11-4, 1st in the NFC North
Philadelphia Eagles - 11-4, 1st in the NFC East
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 8-7, 1st in the NFC South

The Wild Card teams

Dallas Cowboys - 10-5, 2nd in the NFC East
Los Angeles Rams - 8-7, 2nd in NFC West
Seattle Seahawks - 8-7, 3rd in NFC West

In the hunt:

Minnesota Vikings - 7-8
Atlanta Falcons - 7-8
Green Bay Packers - 7-8
New Orleans Saints -7-8