With Sunday afternoon’s 31-3 victory over Chicago, the Philadelphia Eagles became the first team to hit the 10-win mark this season, beating New England (9-2), Pittsburgh (9-2) and Minnesota (9-2) to the punch.
In 11 games this season, the league’s highest-scoring offense has put up 351 points (31.9/game) and second-year quarterback Carson Wentz has thrown a league-leading 28 touchdowns, according to pro-football-reference.
With just five games left to play this season, true Super Bowl contenders are starting to take shape across the National Football League. And the Eagles may very well be at the top of the list.
At 10-1 and five games ahead in the NFC East, Philadelphia is all but a lock to make the playoffs. A Dallas loss to Washington Thursday night would clinch the division for the Eagles.
Philadelphia has a legitimate shot at making the Super Bowl for the first time since 2004. The Eagles are currently one of 13 NFL teams without a Super Bowl championship to their name.
You can visually see here the teams looking to win their first Super Bowl, and three of them have a real shot this season.
With Seattle, Los Angeles (Rams), New York (Giants), Oakland and Dallas remaining on the regular season schedule, Philadelphia is gunning for a first-round bye and home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs.
With at least three more wins this season, Philadelphia seems likely to achieve this feat and become the most dangerous team coming out of the NFC heading into the postseason.
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