2014 Philadelphia Eagles season

2014 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Chip Kelly
General manager Howie Roseman
Owner Jeffrey Lurie
Home field Lincoln Financial Field
Local radio WIP-FM
Record 10–6
Division place 2nd NFC East
Playoff finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers

The 2014 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 82nd season in the National Football League and the second under head coach Chip Kelly.

After quarterback Nick Foles led them to a 6–2 start, despite struggling with turnovers more so than he did in 2013 (where he threw only 2 interceptions and lost 1 fumble), he was injured in week 9, causing backup Mark Sanchez to take over as starting quarterback. The Eagles led the NFC East until week 15, when they lost to their rivals, the Dallas Cowboys. With a loss to the 3–11 Washington Redskins in Week 16, and the Cowboys defeating the Indianapolis Colts, the Eagles were eliminated from playoff contention a week after they lost control of their division. The Eagles suffered one of the worst collapses in NFL history starting the season 9-3 before going 1-3 in the last four games with two losses against their division rivals, the Cowboys and Redskins.[1]

Despite missing the playoffs, they had 9 selections for the 2015 Pro Bowl, second only to the Denver Broncos, who had 11.

Roster changes

Free agents

PositionPlayerTag2014 TeamNotes
SNate AllenUFAPhiladelphia Eagles1 year/$2 million deal
SColt AndersonUFAIndianapolis Colts
SKurt ColemanUFAMinnesota Vikings
WRRiley CooperUFAPhiladelphia EaglesSigned 5 year/$22.5 million deal
DEClifton GeathersUFAWashington Redskins
OLBPhillip HuntRFAIndianapolis Colts
PDonnie JonesUFAPhiladelphia EaglesSigned 3 year/$5.5 million deal
WRJeremy MaclinUFAPhiladelphia EaglesSigned 1 year/$5.5 million deal
DECedric ThorntonERFAPhiladelphia EaglesSigned 1-year deal
QBMichael VickUFANew York JetsSigned 1 year/$5 million deal
Player re-signed by the Eagles


PositionPlayerTag2013 TeamDate signedNotes and references
SMalcolm JenkinsUFANew Orleans SaintsMarch 11Signed 3 year/$15.5 million deal
SChris MaragosUFASeattle SeahawksMarch 12Signed 3 year/$4 million deal
OLBBryan BramanUFAHouston TexansMarch 12Signed 2 year/$3.15 million deal
CBNolan CarrollUFAMiami DolphinsMarch 13Signed 2 year/$3.65 million deal
QBMark SanchezUFANew York JetsMarch 27Signed 1 Year/$2.25 million deal


  • On March 13, the Eagles traded their fifth round selection from the New England Patriots to the New Orleans Saints for running back Darren Sproles.
  • On May 10, the Eagles traded running back Bryce Brown and a 2014 seventh-round pick (No. 237 overall) to Buffalo for a 2014 seventh-round pick (No. 224 overall) and either a 2015 fourth-round pick or a 2016 third-round pick or a 2016 fourth-round pick.
  • On August 19, the Eagles Acquired RB Kenjon Barner from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2015. Barner was later cut and the Panthers would receive no compensation.
  • On August 20, the Eagles Acquired kicker Cody Parkey from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for RB David Fluellen. Parkey would later win the starting kicker position.

Roster changes

On March 28, 2014, after what was the statistically best season in his career, the Eagles released wide receiver DeSean Jackson.[2] As a free agent, he signed with the Eagles' division rival, the Washington Redskins, on April 2, 2014.[3] The team made headlines when, on May 5, they signed Alejandro Villanueva, who is an Army Ranger, having served three tours of duty in Afghanistan, and has not played football since 2009.[4]

2014 draft class

2014 Philadelphia Eagles Draft
126[upper-alpha 1] Marcus SmithOLBLouisville
242[upper-alpha 2] Jordan MatthewsWRVanderbilt
3[upper-alpha 1]86 Josh HuffWROregon
4[upper-alpha 2]101[upper-alpha 1] Jaylen WatkinsCBFlorida
5[upper-alpha 3]141[upper-alpha 1] Taylor HartDEOregon
162 Ed ReynoldsSStanford
6 None[upper-alpha 3]
7224[upper-alpha 4] Beau AllenNTWisconsin

Draft trades

  1. 1 2 3 4 The Eagles traded their original first-round selection (No. 22 overall) to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the Browns' first- and third-round selections — Nos. 26 and 83 overall, respectively. The Eagles later traded the No. 83 overall selection to the Houston Texans in exchange for the Texans' fourth- and fifth-round selections (Nos. 101 and 141 overall, respectively).
  2. 1 2 The Eagles traded their original second- and fourth-round selections (Nos. 54 and 122 overall, respectively) to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for the Titans' second-round selection (No. 42 overall).
  3. 1 2 The Eagles traded their sixth-round selection (No. 198 overall) and defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga to the New England Patriots in exchange for the Patriots' fifth-round selection — No. 169 overall. The Eagles later traded the No. 169 selection to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for running back Darren Sproles.
  4. The Eagles traded running back Bryce Brown and their original seventh-round selection (No. 237 overall) to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the Bills' seventh-round selection (No. 224 overall). The trade also includes a conditional future draft selection, which the Eagles could receive from the Bills in either 2015 or 2016. If Brown hits undisclosed statistical rushing targets with the Bills in 2014, the Eagles will receive the Bills' 2016 third-round selection, otherwise, the Eagles could receive the Bills' 2015 fourth-round selection, which the Bills conditionally acquired in a trade that sent wide receiver Stevie Johnson to the San Francisco 49ers. However, if Johnson does not meet certain statistical receiving targets with the 49ers in 2014, the Bills' trade with the 49ers will be voided, and if Brown does not meet certain statistical rushing targets with the Bills in 2014, the Eagles will not receive a future draft selection from the Bills.

Undrafted free agents

KCarey SpearVanderbilt
WRQuron PrattRutgers
WRKadron BooneLSU
CBJohn FultonAlabama
RBHenry JoseyMissouri
SDaytawion LoweOklahoma State
RBDavid FluellenToledo
TETrey BurtonFlorida
DEFrank MayesFlorida A&M
G/CJosh AndrewsOregon State
GKarim BartonMorgan State
NTWade KeliikipiOregon
OTKevin GrafUSC
GDonald HawkinsTexas
TEBlake AnnenCincinnati


2014 Philadelphia Eagles staff
Front office
  • Chairman/CEO – Jeffrey Lurie
  • President – Don Smolenski
  • General Manager – Howie Roseman
  • Vice President of Player Personnel – Tom Gamble
  • Director of College Scouting – Anthony Patch
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Rick Mueller
  • Senior Football Advisor – Tom Donahoe
  • Assistant Director of Player Personnel – Ed Marynowitz
  • Assistant Director of College Scouting – Michael Bradway

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Director of Sports Science and Reconditioning – Shaun Huls
  • Strength and Conditioning – Josh Hingst
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Quadrian Banks
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Keith Gray

Final roster

2014 Philadelphia Eagles final roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad

Rookies in italics
53 Active, 6 Inactive, 10 Practice squad



WeekDateOpponentResultRecordGame siteNFL.com
1 August 8 at Chicago Bears L 28–34 0–1 Soldier Field Recap
2 August 15 at New England Patriots L 35–42 0–2 Gillette Stadium Recap
3 August 21 Pittsburgh Steelers W 31–21 1–2 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
4 August 28 New York Jets W 37–7 2–2 Lincoln Financial Field Recap

Regular season

WeekDateOpponentResultRecordGame siteTVNFL.com
1 September 7 Jacksonville Jaguars W 34–17 1–0 Lincoln Financial Field CBS Recap
2 September 15 at Indianapolis Colts W 30–27 2–0 Lucas Oil Stadium ESPN Recap
3 September 21 Washington Redskins W 37–34 3–0 Lincoln Financial Field Fox Recap
4 September 28 at San Francisco 49ers L 21–26 3–1 Levi's Stadium Fox Recap
5 October 5 St. Louis Rams W 34–28 4–1 Lincoln Financial Field Fox Recap
6 October 12 New York Giants W 27–0 5–1 Lincoln Financial Field NBC Recap
7 Bye
8 October 26 at Arizona Cardinals L 20–24 5–2 University of Phoenix Stadium Fox Recap
9 November 2 at Houston Texans W 31–21 6–2 NRG Stadium Fox Recap
10 November 10 Carolina Panthers W 45–21 7–2 Lincoln Financial Field ESPN Recap
11 November 16 at Green Bay Packers L 20–53 7–3 Lambeau Field Fox Recap
12 November 23 Tennessee Titans W 43–24 8–3 Lincoln Financial Field CBS Recap
13 November 27 at Dallas Cowboys W 33–10 9–3 AT&T Stadium Fox Recap
14 December 7 Seattle Seahawks L 14–24 9–4 Lincoln Financial Field Fox Recap
15 December 14 Dallas Cowboys L 27–38 9–5 Lincoln Financial Field NBC Recap
16 December 20 at Washington Redskins L 24–27 9–6 FedExField NFLN Recap
17 December 28 at New York Giants W 34–26 10–6 MetLife Stadium Fox Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Week One: Jacksonville Jaguars at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 14 3 0017
Eagles 0 0 142034

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

The Eagles started their season at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars dominated the first half 17-0 with quarterback Chad Henne throwing two touchdown passes to rookie wide receiver, Allen Hurns. The Jaguars defense forced two fumbles on quarterback Nick Foles . In the second quarter after a Josh Scobee 49-yard field goal, Foles threw an interception in the end zone to Alan Ball. The ensuing drive led to a Scobee field goal that was blocked by the Eagles. The Eagles scored on their opening drive in the second half after veteran running back, Darren Sproles rushed 49 yards for a touchdown in his first game as an Eagle. Then, Foles threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Tight End, Zach Ertz on the next Eagles drive. Then on the first Eagles drive in the fourth quarter, Cody Parkey kicked a 51-yard field goal to tie the game up at 17. Then on the first play of the next Eagles drive, Foles threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Jeremy Maclin to give the Eagles the first lead of the game, 24-17. Then, after stopping the Jaguars on fourth down, the Eagles marched down the field which led to a Parkey 28-yard field goal, bringing the lead to 27-17. On the next Jaguars drive, Trent Cole forced Chad Henne to fumble and Fletcher Cox picked it up and returned it for a touchdown. The Eagles won the game 34-17. With the win, the Eagles were 1-0.

Week 2: at Indianapolis Colts

Week Two: Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 3 3 141030
Colts 7 10 3727

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

Week 3: vs. Washington Redskins

Week Three: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redskins 14 6 7734
Eagles 7 14 61037

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

Week 4: at San Francisco 49ers

Week Four: Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 7 14 0021
49ers 3 10 10326

at Levi's Stadium, San Francisco, California

  • Date: September 28
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EDT/1:25 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 70,799
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 5: vs. St. Louis Rams

Week Five: St. Louis Rams at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rams 0 7 71428
Eagles 13 7 14034

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

Week 6: vs. New York Giants

Week Six: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 0 000
Eagles 10 10 7027

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

This marked the first time the Eagles had shut out an opponent since 1996. Darren Sproles tore his MCL during the game. The Eagles also introduced their blackout uniform in this game.

Week 8: at Arizona Cardinals

Week Eight: Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 7 0 10320
Cardinals 0 7 71024

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

Carson Palmer lofted a 75-yard touchdown pass to rookie John Brown with 1:21 to play to give the Arizona Cardinals a stunning 24-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in a matchup of two of the NFL's four remaining one-loss teams.

The Cardinals (6-1) had a goal-line stand that forced the Eagles (5-2) to settle for a 20-yard field goal that put Philadelphia up 20-17 with 1:56 left. Then on third-and-five, Palmer - who also had an 80-yard TD pass to Larry Fitzgerald - heaved the ball deep, where the speedy Brown gathered it in and crossed the goal line just as he was being tackled. The Eagles drove to the Arizona 16. On the last play of the game, Jordan Matthews caught a pass from Nick Foles in the end zone but landed out of bounds.[5]

Week 9: at Houston Texans

Week Nine: Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 7 10 7731
Texans 7 7 0721

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: November 2
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 71,780
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Mark Sanchez would play for the first time as an Eagle when Nick Foles was injured in the first quarter. Darren Sproles returned from injury.

Week 10: vs. Carolina Panthers

Week Ten: Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Panthers 7 0 01421
Eagles 17 14 7745

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: November 10
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 47 °F (8 °C), (Clear)
  • Game attendance: 69,596
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 11: at Green Bay Packers

Week Eleven: Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 0 6 7720
Packers 17 13 91453

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: November 16
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST/3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 28 °F (−2 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 78,270
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

The Packers started hot and never looked back, cruising to an easy win over the Eagles, who were tied for the best record in the NFL.

The Packers took the ball and went 75 yards, with the big play being Aaron Rodgers hooking up with Jordy Nelson for 65 yards. However, two incomplete passes forced the Packers to settle for a 27-yard Mason Crosby field goal. After an Eagles punt, the Packers stormed 88 yards in 13 plays, taking 6:47 off the clock, ending with Rodgers connecting with DaVante Adams for a 6-yard touchdown pass. Rodgers continued to show that the Eagles' secondary was no match. The Eagles went three-and-out on their next drive, but this time Micah Hyde returned the punt 75 yards for a touchdown, extending the Packers lead to 17-0 in the first quarter. The Eagles finally managed points on their next drive, going 44 yards in 10 plays before Cody Parkey hit a 33-yard field goal with 13:08 remaining in the half. Unfortunately, for the Eagles, there was no stopping Aaron Rodgers. The Packers advanced 80 yards in only 6 plays, with Rodgers throwing for 60 yard on the drive, including the 27-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson. The Eagles offense continued to sputter, punting on their next possession. The Packers continued their utter domination, moving to the Eagles 19 yard-line, but Malcolm Jenkins was flagged for pass interference in the end zone, moving the ball to the 1 yard-line. Eddie Lacy took it in on the very next play(the Packers two-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful) and the Packers led 30-3 with just 2:00 minutes left in the half. On their next drive, the Eagles managed to move 65 yards and Cody Parkey hit his second field goal of the half, trimming the score to 30-6 at halftime. The Eagles drove into Packer territory on their first possession of the second half, but Mark Sanchez lost a fumble that was recovered by Nick Perry. The Packers punted for the first time all night on their next drive, but the Eagles did nothing, punting themselves. The Packers proceeded to march 48 yards and Crosby was successful from 33 yards away, giving the Packers a 33-6 lead. On the following drive Mark Sanchez continued to give up the ball, with defensive end Julius Peppers returning an interception 52 yards for a touchdown making the score 39-6(Crosby's PAT was blocked). Sanchez drove the Eagles 80 yards, hitting Jordan Matthews 10 yards for a touchdown, closing the gap to 39-13. Rodgers responded by hitting Lacy 32 yards for a touchdown on a screen pass. Sanchez threw his second interception of the night on the next possession, but Crosby missed a field goal. Once again Sanchez turned it over (this time on a fumble), and Casey Hayward returned it 49 yards for a touchdown, making the score a humiliating, 53-13. Sanchez hit Jeremy Maclin for a 20-yard touchdown pass on the next Eagle possession, to close the scoring, giving the Packers a 53-20 victory. The Packers out gained the Eagles 475-429, but four turnovers (all by Sanchez) buried the Eagles.

Week 12: vs. Tennessee Titans

Week Twelve: Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 17 0724
Eagles 17 10 7943

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

This win marked the Eagles' first ever win against the Tennessee Titans, since they changed their name and city from the Houston Oilers. Also Josh Huff scored a 107-yard Touchdown on the opening kickoff

Week 13: at Dallas Cowboys

Thanksgiving Day game

Week Thirteen: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 14 9 7333
Cowboys 0 7 3010

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: November 27
  • Game time: 4:30 p.m. EST/3:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 91,379
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

With this win, the Eagles were not only the sole leaders of their division, but at 9-3, they tied the Broncos, Patriots, Cardinals, and Packers for the best record in the entire NFL.

Week 14: vs. Seattle Seahawks

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 10 14024
Eagles 7 0 7014

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 7
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 38 °F (3 °C), (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 69,596
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

The Eagles wore their blackout uniform in this game.

Week 15: vs. Dallas Cowboys

Week Fifteen: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 14 7 71038
Eagles 0 10 14327

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 14
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 44 °F (7 °C), (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 69,596
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 16: at Washington Redskins

Week Sixteen: Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 7 7 01024
Redskins 10 0 14327

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

Game information

Although the Redskins were 3-11 and had a 6-game losing streak, the Eagles lost to their divisional rivals due to a 4th quarter interception by Mark Sanchez. With the crippling loss, the Eagles fell to 9-6, and were eliminated from postseason contention after the Cowboys defeated the Colts the following Sunday.

Week 17: at New York Giants

Week Seventeen: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 14 3 71034
Giants 10 6 3726

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: December 28
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 48 °F (9 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 79,150
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

With the win, the Eagles finished their season 10-6 and barely missed out on the playoffs. The team also swept the Giants for the first time since 2010.



NFC East
(3) Dallas Cowboys 12 4 0 .750 4–2 8–4 467 352 W4
Philadelphia Eagles 10 6 0 .625 4–2 6–6 474 400 W1
New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 380 400 L1
Washington Redskins 4 12 0 .250 2–4 2–10 301 438 L1


Division leaders
1[lower-alpha 1] Seattle Seahawks West 12 4 0 .750 5–1 10–2 394 254 140 W6
2[lower-alpha 1] Green Bay Packers North 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 486 348 138 W2
3[lower-alpha 1] Dallas Cowboys East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 8–4 467 352 115 W4
4 Carolina Panthers South 7 8 1 .469 4–2 6–6 339 374 –35 W4
Wild Cards
5[lower-alpha 2] Arizona Cardinals West 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 310 299 11 L2
6[lower-alpha 2] Detroit Lions North 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 321 282 39 L1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Philadelphia Eagles East 10 6 0 .625 4–2 6–6 474 400 74 W1
8 San Francisco 49ers West 8 8 0 .500 2–4 7–5 306 340 –34 W1
9[lower-alpha 3] New Orleans Saints South 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 401 424 –23 W1
10[lower-alpha 3] Minnesota Vikings North 7 9 0 .438 1–5 6–6 325 343 –18 W1
11[lower-alpha 4] New York Giants East 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 380 400 –20 L1
12[lower-alpha 4] Atlanta Falcons South 6 10 0 .375 5–1 6–6 381 417 –36 L1
13[lower-alpha 4] St. Louis Rams West 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 324 354 –30 L3
14 Chicago Bears North 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 319 442 –123 L5
15 Washington Redskins East 4 12 0 .250 2–4 2–10 301 438 –137 L1
16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 2 14 0 .125 0–6 1–11 277 410 –133 L6
Tiebreakers[lower-alpha 5]
  1. 1 2 3 Seattle, Green Bay and Dallas were ranked in seeds 1–3 based on conference record.
  2. 1 2 Arizona defeated Detroit head-to-head (Week 11, 14–6).
  3. 1 2 New Orleans defeated Minnesota head-to-head (Week 3, 20–9).
  4. 1 2 3 The New York Giants defeated both Atlanta and St. Louis head-to-head (Atlanta: Week 5, 30–20; St. Louis: Week 16, 37–27), while Atlanta finished ahead of St. Louis
    based on conference record.
  5. When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.


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