The Eagles didn’t even have to play Sunday in order to clinch the NFC East. That was taken care of by the Giants.
The Eagles entered Week 16 needing a win or a loss by the Giants to stake claim to the division title. But due to an expected blizzard on the East Coast, they won’t get their chance against the Vikings until Tuesday night. No matter. Thanks to the Giants’ loss in Green Bay, the Eagles’ spot is now secure.
As division champs the Eagles would host a first-round game, but they still have a hand in controlling their playoff seed. The Bears need the Eagles to lose on Tuesday night in order clinch the NFC’s No. 2 seed and a first-round bye. However, if the Eagles win and the Bears lose in Week 17 to the Packers, the Eagles would claim the first-round bye. If the teams finish tied, the Bears hold the tie-breaker given their win over the Eagles earlier this season.
Keep an eye on the updates as to how the playoff picture would look if the season ended right now.