Updated NFC playoff picture after Week 6: Eagles, 49ers are still the teams to beat

We're still eating a little 'humble pie' following that Jets loss, but here's the bright side. If the season ended today the Eagles would be the NFC's top-seeded team.
DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles
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Losing to the New York Jets was a tough pill to swallow, but it didn't knock the Philadelphia Eagles out of one of the top two spots in the National Football Conference.

It's been days since the Eagles lost to the Jets, and here we sit, unable to make heads or tails about what the hell just happened. Maybe it was the fact that the game occurred two days after Friday the 13th. Maybe there was some bad juju floating around, Maybe it was just Philly's time to lose. Whatever happened, Time has not healed this win.

A victory on Sunday Night Football versus the Miami Dolphins might do the trick though. Seeing the guys get back on the winning trail in those beautiful kelly green jerseys might be what the doctor ordered, but as we count down the hours, keep this thought in mind.

If the playoffs began today, the 49ers would own the top spot in the NFC despite losing to the Cleveland Browns. Philly would have taken the top spot, but they screwed that up by losing to the Jets.

NFC playoff picture: Eagles are still the top team despite a Week 6 loss.

  1. San Francisco 49ers (5-1)
  2. Philadelphia Eagles (5-1)
  3. Detroit Lions (5-1)
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2)
  5. Seattle Seahawks (3-2)
  6. Dallas Cowboys (3-2)
  7. Los Angeles Rams (3-3)

Remember, the first four seeds are division winners, and the No. 1 seed gets a bye during the Wild Card round.

This is the scenario and will change as the weeks go on, but if the season was to end today, the Eagles would host the Rams on Wild Card Weekend. The Niners would take the first week of the playoffs off. There's still a ton of football left to be played though.

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