The Philadelphia Eagles were expected to be a very strong team this season and with good reason. McNabb was expected to be healthy, Westbrook was expected to be healthy and they also picked up Michael Vick. There was really no reason why the Eagles wouldn’t be able to make the playoffs. The team is currently sitting with a 4-2 record overall after seven weeks and the Eagles are going to need to dig down deep if they want to make the playoffs. The Eagles 4-2 record has them in second place in the NFC East behind the Giants who are 5-2.
So far the team has been playing fairly well and they still have a shot at making the playoffs. If they want to make the playoffs though, they are going to need to start next week with a win against the Giants. If they lose to the Giants then they are going to be in bad shape since they wouldn’t win the tiebreaker if it comes down to that. The Eagles should be heading into next weeks game ahead of the Giants in the division though. The Eagles lost their first of the season against the New Orleans Saints which is completely understandable, but the team’s second loss came against the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders are one of the worst teams in the league and there is no way that the Eagles should have lost that game.
In every single online football betting game this season Philadelphia has scored more then 20 points except for the game against the Raiders where they lost 13-9. If they had scored 20 points like they had in any other game they would easily have won and been ahead of the Giants in the division. On a good note the Eagles offence has been putting up a lot of points in most of their games. Despite only scoring 9 points in one game they have a 27.2 points per game average which is good for 7th in the league. Philadelphia’s passing and rushing game has been good at times this season, but they haven’t been overly consistent. The Eagles passing offence is currently 15th in the league and their rushing offence is a bit worse then that at 18th in the league. If you want to be a playoff team you’re going to need to put up more offence in my opinion.
Brian Westbrook has been held to under 200 yards on the season so far, but a bright spot has been LeSean McCoy who has gained a little over 200 yards. Six players on the Eagles have caught the ball over 10 times already with Brent Celek leading the way at 33 receptions. DeSean Jackson has been having a pretty good season, but he only has 21 catches and 3TD’s.
Philadelphia’s defence this season has been great like in previous seasons. The team is in the top 12 for all the major football odds stats including 12th in points given up, 9th in pass yards given up and 11th in rush yards given up per game. With the defence playing as good as they are it has helped the team win some games. The defence has also accounted for 12 INTS so far in only six games which is incredible.