Now it really feels like the playoffs are about to start.
After trying to use their wild-card bye week, the Eagles found their match on Sunday afternoon, when the Giants beat the Vikings in Minnesota.
The Eagles host the Giants in Linc on Saturday night at 8:15 p.m. The game is on FOX.
Having beaten the Giants twice this season, the Eagles are the seven-point favorites, according to PointsBet. Several sports books had the Eagles as a 7.5-point favorite to start the season, but as of Monday morning, they were mostly at 7.
According to Stathead, the Hawks have scored 7+ points in the playoffs four times before. They won three of those games and played in all three. Their only loss as a seven-point title favorite came in 1981 to the Giants.
Here is a recap of the four games:
2004: -8.0, W vs. Vikings 27-14 in Divisional
2002: -7.0, W vs. Falcons 20-6 in divisional round
1981: -7.0, L’s 27-21 win over Giants in Wild Card Game
1980: -7.0, W vs. Vikings 31-16 in divisional round
While the Eagles play the Giants on Saturday, the 49ers take on the winner of the Bucs-Cowboys the following day (Monday night game). This could be in preparation for the 49ers-Eagle NFC Championship Game in Linc. But obviously both teams have to deal with business first.
According to PointsBet, the Hawks have the fourth-highest chance of winning the Super Bowl:
Meanwhile, the Giants are +2800 to win the entire game. That’s better odds than the Cowboys and Bucs had before their wild-card games.
At FiveThirtyEight, the Eagles have a 47 percent chance of making it to the Super Bowl and a 19 percent chance of winning it.
It’s interesting to see how FiveThirtyEight gives the Eagles a 47 percent chance to get out of the NFC and gives the 49ers a 34 percent chance. But the 49ers also had 18 percent, second only to Bird, to win the entire game.
As of Monday morning, here are each team’s chances of winning:
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