NFL playoff bracket: Who will Eagles play in 2023 divisional round?


It’s tended to be a lot sunnier in Philadelphia this season, especially with the Eagles thrashing teams left and right.

Philly was aggressive in the offseason, with its biggest move being a trade for Pro Bowl wideout A.J. Brown. Fast forward nine months, and the Eagles are in the driver’s seat after finishing the regular season as the NFL’s top team.

The Linc can be a tough place for opponents to play in the best of times. When Philadelphia is firing on all cylinders, it can be nigh on impossible to get a win there.

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All of this is music to the Eagles’ ears as they wait for their divisional round opponent to be determined. But just who can Philadelphia expect to face next week? The Sporting News has you covered.

2023 NFL playoff bracket

NFL playoff bracket 2023

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Who will the Eagles play in the divisional round?

The Eagles will face one of four teams in the NFC divisional round. Philadelphia is guaranteed to play the lowest-seeded team remaining after the wild-card round. Here’s how it all could shake out.

If the seventh-seeded Seahawks were to beat the second-seeded 49ers in the wild-card round on Saturday, Philadelphia would meet them in the divisional round, regardless of the results of the other two NFC wild-card games.

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In the event that the 49ers beat the Seahawks, the Eagles’ divisional round opponent could be one of three teams, depending on results: the fourth-seeded Buccaneers, the fifth-seeded Cowboys or the sixth-seeded Giants.

An NFC East contest would be in the cards if things work out in the division’s favor on Super Wild Card Weekend.

A closer look at the NFC divisional round combinations:

  • No. 1 Eagles vs. No. 4 Buccaneers
  • No. 1 Eagles vs. No. 5 Cowboys
  • No. 1 Eagles vs. No. 6 Giants
  • No. 1 Eagles vs. No. 7 Seahawks
  • No. 2 49ers vs. No. 3 Vikings
  • No. 2 49ers vs. No. 4 Buccaneers
  • No. 2 49ers vs. No. 5 Cowboys
  • No. 3 Vikings vs. No. 4 Buccaneers
  • No. 3 Vikings vs. No. 5 Cowboys
  • No. 4 Buccaneers vs. No. 6 Giants
  • No. 5 Cowboys vs. No. 6 Giants

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