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How can Eagles clinch division, No. 1 seed in Week 18?

The Eagles are on the verge of clinching the NFC East. We break down how they can clinch the division and No. 1 seed in the 2023 NFL Playoffs in Week 18.

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks down field against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Sunday update: It wasn’t exactly pretty, but the Eagles got the job done against the resting Giants, winning 22-16. The win gives them the No. 1 seed in the NFC, which comes with the only NFC bye and home field advantage throughout.


The Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New York Giants in Week 18. They head into this week with a 13-3 record and sitting atop the NFC East. While they have clinched a playoff berth, the division and No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff picture remains up for grabs.

The Eagles do control their own destiny in both regards. Here is how they can lock up the NFC East and the overall No. 1 seed for the NFC.

Can clinch NFC East division title with:

1) Win against Giants OR
2) Dallas Cowboys' lose to the Washington Commanders

Can clinch NFC No. 1 seed, home field advantage and first-round bye with:

1) Win against Giants, OR
2) Cowboys lose to Commanders + San Francisco 49ers lose to Arizona Cardinals

They are a 14.5-point home favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. The Cowboys are a touchdown favorite an the 49ers are a 14-point favorite.

Depending on the results from Week 18, the Eagles could end up with the No. 1, No. 2 or No. 5 seeds in the NFC playoff bracket.