Updated NFC standings, playoff picture after Eagles roast Miami and 49ers lose in Week 7

The Eagles arrive where we thought they'd be all along. They just landed there one week after we previously had anticipated that they would.

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

The NFL is truly a week-to-week league. The Philadelphia Eagles have finally arrived where we thought we'd be. They just got there eight days after we originally anticipated. Here's what we mean if you haven't been paying attention.

When they took the field to tackle the New York Jets in Week 6, sole possession of first place in the National Football Conference was on the line thanks to a San Francisco 49ers loss to the Cleveland Browns. Well... Let's say that things don't always work out as we hope.

There's some good news however... The stars have aligned and the football gods have smiled on the Birds, for a week anyway.

The Eagles took the measure of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday Night Football. The Minnesota Vikings did Philly a solid and backhanded the Niners 24 hours later in primetime which leads us to an announcement we'll certainly enjoy making.

The Eagles are alone atop the National Football Conference following the 49ers' loss to the Vikings on Monday Night Football.

The margin for error in pro football is a slim one. The Niners, had they won on MNF would technically be the first-placed team in the NFL. Their loss currently drops them to third place in the NFC. Crazy right?

Here are the updated NFC playoff standings after Week 7's action:

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

Next up on the slate for the Eagles, Detroit Lions, and San Francisco 49ers are the Washington Commanders, the Las Vegas Raiders, and the Cincinnati Bengals respectively. There's still a lot of football left to be played in what has been an entertaining season, but the best teams are beginning to distance themselves.

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