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Who Will The Eagles Face In The Playoffs? It'll Be An NFC South Foe


The NFC playoff field is set and the Eagles are the No. 1 seed after finishing the season with a 13-3 record. The Eagles and the No. 2-seeded Minnesota Vikings, the NFC North champs, have a bye next weekend in the Wild Card round.

The NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams host the No. 6 seed Atlanta Falcons in the first Wild Card matchup Saturday while the NFC South champion New Orleans Saints welcome their division rivals, the Carolina Panthers, in the other on Sunday.

The Eagles will host the lowest seed to advance out of the Wild Card round - either the No. 4 Saints, No. 5 Panthers, or the No. 6 Falcons. The Divisional Round matchup takes place on Saturday, January 13 at Lincoln Financial Field with a 4:35 p.m. kickoff on NBC.

Here's a quick look at the three potential opponents:

No. 4 - New Orleans Saints

Record - 11-5 (1st in NFC South)Offense: 28.0 PPG (No. 4 in NFL)Defense: 20.4 PPG (T-No. 10 in NFL)Pro Bowl Players: QB Drew Brees, WR Michael Thomas, RB Mark Ingram, RB Alvin Kamara, DE Cameron Jordan, CB Marshon Lattimore
Note: Eagles hosted Saints in last playoff appearance in 2013.

No. 5 - Carolina Panthers

Record - 11-5 (2nd in NFC South)Offense: 22.7 PPG (No. 12 in NFL)Defense: 20.4 PPG (T-No. 10 in NFL)Pro Bowl Player: LB Luke KuechlyRematch: Eagles beat Panthers 28-23 in Week 6.

No. 6 - Atlanta Falcons

Record - 10-6 (3rd in NFC South)Offense: 22.1 PPG (T-No. 14 in NFL)
Defense: 19.7 PPG (No. 8 in NFL)Pro Bowl Players: WR Julio Jones, C Alex Mack