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With a 10-1 record through their first 11 games, the Philadelphia Eagles will undoubtedly be one of the seven NFC teams to make the NFL Playoffs. And make no mistake about it. It’s not a question of if but simply a matter of when they’ll officially clinch.

And Jalen Hurts & Co. get their first opportunity in Week 13.

How the Eagles can clinch a spot in the NFL Playoffs in Week 13

Jalen Hurts during an Eagles-Packers matchup in November 2022
Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles points against the Green Bay Packers at Lincoln Financial Field on November 27, 2022 | Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

What the NFL Playoffs Picture Looks Like Heading Into Week 13

While Philadelphia can’t yet clinch the NFC East, which won’t be an option for at least another couple of weeks, Nick Sirianni’s squad can clinch a spot in the NFC field in Week 13.

There are two scenarios in which the Eagles officially clinch, both of which start with them defeating the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon. Mike Vrabel’s group has won seven of nine since getting off to an 0-2 start but is coming off a loss at home in Week 12 to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Philly has won two straight since taking their first and only loss of the year to the Washington Commanders and is coming off a 40-33 shootout victory over the Green Bay Packers.

Here’s a quick look at the Eagles’ playoff scenarios heading into Week 13:

  • Eagles win vs. Titans + Commanders loss vs. Giants + 49ers loss or tie vs. Dolphins + Seahawks loss or tie vs. Rams (as long as the 49ers and Seahawks both don’t tie)
  • Eagles win vs. Titans + Commanders tie vs. Giants + 49ers loss vs. Dolphins + Seahawks loss vs. Rams

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