There’s a lot to like about the Philadelphia Eagles this season. (I’m pretty sure I’ve written that before.)
I want them to win the NFC East, and playing in that weak division gives them a chance to get some easy wins. They also “settled” in midfield with Jalen Hurts very fit. No, he’s not Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray or Russell Wilson, but he combines a lot of those traits. And most importantly, he wins.
The move to get top player AJ Brown will help him, and the fact is that the Eagles can and do run the ball. Hurts has a cap, but with this team, the Eagles don’t have to put it all on him. Brown and last year’s top pick, the generous DeVonta Smith, are good runners after catching up.
I also like how the Eagles add to their defence. Bringing on full-back Haason Reddick immediately sped up their pass, and they drafted two players from Georgia’s national championship defense team. Home Affairs Captains Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean improve the unit’s fitness and ability to produce big plays.
Philadelphia Eagles Total Wins
Over 9.5 (-130)
Under 9.5 (+110)
Best bet: Over 9.5
The Eagles are starting to form, but they still have a good chance of getting off to a good start against Detroit. (See a previous article where I marked the Eagle in this position.) I did not buy into the Lion at all. However, it is more than that. In the first four games, they are also facing Washington and Jacksonville. I think Philadelphia will be favored in five of their first six games.
Bye week arrives in Week 7, possibly a little earlier than preferred time, but with games against Houston and Washington in Weeks 9 and 10, the Eagles have a great shot to become 7- 2 in the first half of the season. .
After that, three more wins could easily be found in the season, perhaps more.
The best bets on those three wins are the two they have in the second half against the New York Giants, and the trip to Chicago looks like a great spot to add an easy win. Their home game against New Orleans in the second to last week of the season was also really good.
I’m looking for Eagles that will win 5-1 against their team and that gives them ample opportunity to get a double-digit win. Not only is the NFC East team a week, but the Eagles only have one match on the schedule against teams from AFC West and NFC West, the two toughest tournaments.
I don’t like Philly winning NFC against teams like the Los Angeles Rams or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but in the regular season, they’ll have a lot of success.