If you are tired of hearing about the “first-place” Philadelphia Eagles, there’s good news. The result of the Thanksgiving Day game between the Football Team and America’s Team should mark the end of that farce.
Barring a tie, either Washington or Dallas will wake up Friday morning atop the NFC East standings. And yet, amazingly, neither team is favored to win the NFC East this morning. Somehow, that honor still belongs to the 3-6-1 Eagles. The same 3-6-1 Eagles team that won’t be favored to win a single game through at least Christmas and, quite possibly, for the remainder of the season.
Eagles Remain Favored to Win NFC East
Here are the Eagles’ postseason odds ahead of Week 12, per DraftKings Sportsbook:
- Eagles +140
- Cowboys +300
- Giants +300
- Football Team +450
FanDuel Sportsbook is a bit more bullish on the Cowboys following their upset road win over the Vikings:
- Eagles +135
- Cowboys +250
- Giants +350
- Football Team +500
Either way, PA online sportsbooks still have some belief in the Eagles. Why? I have no idea, and I don’t think I’m overreacting to their latest disaster.
Realistically, it’s going to take at least five wins (lol) to win the NFC East.
Let’s take a look at the upcoming schedule, and, oh, what do we have here?
Seattle. Green Bay. New Orleans. Arizona. Where are the wins in those four games coming from?
Nowhere. The answer is nowhere.
Assuming the Eagles get their doors blown off in all four contests, they’ll enter Week 16 against Dallas at 3-10-1 while riding a six-game losing streak. Even if the game “matters,” which it won’t, what will this team even look like at that point? Honestly, I’d be more inclined to wager on a 3-12-1 finish than bet on a division title.
Pro tip — try the longer odds on the Cowboys or Giants, both of which will likely close Week 12 ahead of the Eagles in the standings (and in playoff odds), while you still can.
Eagles vs. Seahawks Early Line
A classic Monday Night Football battle between two first-place teams (currently) awaits us in Week 12.
Shocker here. Seattle, a team that completely owns the Eagles, is a strong favorite.
Best Available Odds by Sportsbook
|Seahawks||-5.5 (-110)||-182||51 (-110)|
|Eagles||+5.5 (-110)||+200||51 (-110)|
Hard to believe the Eagles, a team that has converted 2 of 21 third-down attempts over its last two games, are such a big underdog in this spot. I guess the combination of horrible performance in virtually every key offensive metric, atrocious quarterback play, and miserable coaching isn’t a good mix. Who knew?
Interestingly, 51 points is a pretty high total considering the Eagles’ offense hasn’t produced 20 points in any of its last three games — all of which stayed under the total.
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