Eagles 2012-2013 NFL Futures Lines & Predictions
From the moment that someone (Vince Young uggh!) declared the Philadelphia Eagles the “Dream Team” seemingly everything went downhill last season.
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2011 Record: 8-8
2011 ATS Record: 8-8
Super Bowl: +1200
Win Total: 10.5
After doing so much to improve the team and make a Super Bowl push the Eagles lost every which way you could imagine.
Those stings were only made that much more unbearable by the fact that it was the rival New York Giants that wound up hoisting the Lombardi Trophy as Super Bowl Champs.
From top to bottom the organization is looking to prove last year was an aberration. They may have even gotten better with a few key moves and a new sense of desperation
The Eagles can be one of the most dynamic offensive teams in the league – they really are fun to watch.
It starts with the super athletic QB Michael Vick, who plays the quarterback position unlike anybody ever has, but it doesn’t stop there. LeSean McCoy is maybe the most versatile running back in the league and wideouts DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin can take any pass to the house when Vick pushes the ball downfield.
The problem that the Eagles have is that Vick’s style of play inevitably leads to time lost due to injury…and there is no viable backup, never really has been. Without that extra dimension on the field the team really struggles.
On the defensive side of things Philadelphia has a lot of singular talent to work with. Defensive end Jason Babin had a monster season with 18 sacks last year while his bookend Trent Cole chipped in with 11 himself.
The addition of linebacker DeMeco Ryans may settle things in the middle of the field (we miss you Jeremiah Trotter) and the cornerback tandem of Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rogers-Cromartie could be the best in the league.
There are playmakers at every level but it never added up last year under first time defensive coordinator Juan Castillo.
With a year under his belt to get comfortable, both for him and his charges things could definitely improve…but will they?
Last year the Eagles were practically unbettable. Once it was clear this was a snakebit team it was impossible to know from week to week which team would show up.
Amazingly, the 2011 Eagles actually achieved the rare feat of covering in every game they won and not covering the spread in all of the games they lost (I wonder if that has ever happened before).
The real surprise was that once it was obvious this team had flaws they were still getting chalk nearly all year long, as they were just underdogs three times. Most are expecting a strong season this year and with good reason.
If that is the case the numbers may get to the point where fading Philly might make sense.
Win Total: Over