Philadelphia Eagles can clinch playoff berth this weekend. Here's how

The ESPN's Football Power Index gives the Eagles a 65% chance of making it into the postseason.

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Eagles are still alive in the playoff race.

The Birds (No. 7) swapped spots with the Minnesota Vikings after defeating the New York Giants over the weekend.

The Eagles have now won three consecutive games and six of their past eight, and only one of those opponents currently has a winning record (the Chargers, who beat the Eagles 27-24 in Week 9).

Here's how they can clinch playoff berth this weekend:

The ESPN's Football Power Index gives the Eagles a 65% chance of making the playoffs.

Jalen Hurts has not looked too bothered by the ankle injury that caused him to miss Philadelphia's game Dec. 5 at the New York Jets. The second-year quarterback has rushed for 45 yards and two touchdowns and completed 37 of 54 passes for 495 yards and three touchdowns.

The Eagles have won three in a row to improve to 8-7 and put themselves on the verge of making the playoffs for the first time since the 2019 season. Still, Hurts does not believe they've played their best game yet - and he and first-year coach Nick Sirianni are on the same page about that.

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"We know we can get better," coach Nick Sirianni said. "There is always something. You never play a flawless game - ever. You're always striving to be better."