The Philadelphia Eagles fell flat on their faces in 2012. They ended up dead last in the NFC East with a 4-12 record. It’s hard to believe that they started the season 3-1 before losing 11 of their last 12. It’s safe to say the “dream team” no longer exist. Philadelphia has brought in Oregon’s Chip Kelly to take over as the new head coach, which I’m sure will have plenty of Eagle fans extremely excited for the upcoming season.
Looking at Philadelphia’s schedule, they have the 13th ranked strength of schedule. On top of their six division games, they will take on the AFC West, NFC North, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals.
Both the Cowboys and Giants are considered to have an easier schedule, but I would disagree. Both those teams have to host the Broncos and go on the road to face both the Chiefs and Chargers. Philadelphia likely wouldn’t have beat Denver at home, but I could certainly see them knocking off both Kansas City and San Diego on their home field. They are also the only team in the division that gets to face both the Cardinals and Buccaneers, who I think most would agree are by far the worst teams in their respective divisions.
It’s hard telling just what to expect out of Philadelphia in 2013, as we really don’t know how Kelly’s extreme up-tempo offense is going to translate to the NFL. Hard to not think they will be better than a year ago. Given their schedule, I think they they will contend for the division title and could potentially win 10 games.
Here’s a compete look at he Eagles schedule with my predictions on the odds for each game.
Update – Cantor Gaming has released their odds for every game of the regular season. We’ve included that line, as well as the line we projected a few weeks before these were released. We’ve also added a column to show the likelihood that the team will win the game based on the odds given from Cantor. For some reason Cantor did not offer lines for any team for Week 17 of the season, so we used our line for the Week 17 calculations.
At the very bottom of the schedule you’ll see the expected win totals posted by both Cantor Gaming and Atlantis Casino, how many wins the odds project, and a recommendation based on those expected wins.
|WEEK||OPPONENT||BOYD’S SPREAD||CANTOR SPREAD||WIN CHANCE|
|CANTOR WIN TOTAL: 7||EXPECTED WINS:||7.22|
|ATLANTIS WIN TOTAL: 7||RECOMMENDATION:||No Play|
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