NFL Pick, Prediction and Odds: 2019 Win Total For The Philadelphia Eagles
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 8:13 PM (Lincoln Financial Field)
Over/Under 9.5 wins
The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to build on a (9-7) 2018 regular season campaign, ending in a loss to the New Orleans Saints in the playoffs. This will be a new look offense with WR Desean Jackson joining the mix for a deep ball threat and perennial QB Carson Wentz to be fully healthy and ready for a breakout season. Additionally, the defense ranked 23th in total yards and points allowed in 2018, but hope to improve with the acquisition of DT Malik Jackson in the offseason. In a below average division with the Redskins and Giants looking at down years, I see this as a promising outlook. The season starts in journey in week 1 as the Eagles open up at home against the Washington Redskins.
Week 1 vs Washington Redskins
The Redskins will come into this season I believe with QB Case Keenum under center and I see this defense able to take advantage. I see Keenum making a few key mistakes and QB Carson Wentz picking a part this defense in a route. Take the Eagles in their home opener.
Week 2 at Atlanta Falcons
This will be an offensive shootout as I see a bounce back year for both QB’s. If the Falcons line improves as it should with their first two picks in the draft being offensive lineman, this will be a scary offense. I see the Falcons fire power being too much as they outscore the Eagles at home.
Week 3 vs Detroit Lions
The Lions are a team I see in decline for this upcoming season as they have a lack of weapons for QB Matthew Stafford to use to keep them in games against other high flying teams. I see this coming to fruition in this one as the Lions are unable to keep with Wentz and company.
Week 4 at Green Bay Packers
Lambeau is usually a very tough place to win on the road, with last year being an exception with Rodgers being banged up for most of the year but I see the captain coming back with vengeance. I see Rodgers riding the Packer faithful at home for a win in a high scoring affair, ending in a 2 minute drive in classis Rodgers fashion.
Week 5 vs New York Jets
Although the Jets have made improvements in the offseason with the addition of RB Leveon Bell and a decent offensive minded head coach in Adam Gase, I just see the Eagles talent and experience being too much. Eagles win this one with ease.
Week 6 at Minnesota Vikings
I see the Vikings having a bounce back season as they barely missed the postseason in 2018. QB Kirk Cousins should have a more productive season in his second year under a new scheme and offense, and I see this defense continuing its top ranking. The Vikings are just hard to beat at home and should be a contender in the NFC race, give me the Vikings at home.
Week 7 at Dallas Cowboys
I see this game being a toss-up as I believe the Eagles have the better offense, but the Cowboys have the better defense. In the NFL we live in today offense is king and I see it playing a factor in this one as QB Carson Wentz shows why he has MVP Caliber talent. Give me the Eagles on the road in a low scoring affair.
Week 8 at Buffalo Bills
Although the Bills should improve on offense with QB Josh Allen having a year of experience under his belt, the Bills just do not have the firepower to hang with this offense. I see the Eagles winning this one easy on the road.
Week 9 vs Chicago Bears
In a rematch of the 2018 wild card matchup in the playoffs, I see the same result. I see QB Carson Wentz being able to make a few more plays than Nick Foles was during last year’s game and this defense being able to force QB Mitchell Trubisky into some poor decisions. Give me the Eagles at home.
Week 10 Bye
Week 11 vs New England Patriots
The Patriots are usually able to withstand any type of adversity, but at this point in the season I see a few players being banged up and this Eagles offense able to take advantage. I see the Eagles able to use new WR Desean Jackson down the field in an upset win at home.
Week 12 vs Seattle Seahawks
Although Russell Wilson looks invincible at times, I see the loss of WR Doug Baldwin playing a factor in this one as Wilson will have fewer weapons down the field. This Seahawks defense is also very young and due to a letdown during the season. I see this game being that case as the Eagles win at home.
Week 13 at Miami Dolphins
The Eagles clearly have the better talent on both sides of the ball as I believe QB Josh Rosen will more than likely be on the field for the tanking Dolphins in this one. I just think talent prevails as the Eagles win on the road.
Week 14 vs New York Giants
The New York Giants at this point will probably have QB Daniel Jones out there and be abysmal on offense. This franchise is in the decline as it became worse on both sides of the ball from a 5-11 2018 season. Eagles win with ease.
Week 15 at Washington Redskins
This will be a repeat of their week 1 matchup as the Eagles win in a route.
Week 16 vs Dallas Cowboys
Every team has that game on the season where they do not show up. I see this game being the case as the Eagles will be overconfident after winning at AT&T stadium and will let their guard down just enough for Dallas to eke out a close one on the coat tails of their defense.
Week 17 at New York Giants
This will be a repeat of week 14 as the Eagles win in a blowout.
This line is low too high for me as the Eagles have a fairly easy schedule facing the Giants and Redskins twice as well as playing the Bills, Jets and Lions. I also see QB Carson Wentz having a MVP caliber season leading this team to a strong postseason run. Give me the over.