Fly, Eagles, fly?
What’s normally a rallying cry and combat tune brimming with confidence is nothing greater than a query heading into the 2020 Eagles season. The group willed its means into the playoffs final season, earlier than crashing down in a matchup vs. the Seahawks — simply as Jadeveon Clowney got here crashing down on Carson Wentz.
The Eagles, nonetheless proficient on either side of the ball, are enjoying opponents and well being in 2020, as accidents largely derailed their 2019 season, even whereas profitable the NFC East.
This yr, they’ve a significantly better shot at making noise throughout the division and the NFC as an entire. Here is why:
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Eagles document prediction for 2020
Report: 11-5Division: No. 1 in NFC EastPlayoffs: No. three seed in NFC
The Eagles acquired a totally wholesome season from Carson Wentz and beginning to look significantly better round him with a youth motion in progress. The protection is extraordinarily loaded with Javon Hargrave becoming a member of Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett up entrance and Darius Slay rounding out the secondary. This can be a full group with among the 2018’s Tremendous Bowl feels.
Well being, well being, well being. You possibly can repeat that 150 extra instances and it might inform the story of how far the 2020 Eagles will go.
The 2019 squad was ravaged by accidents prime to backside, however made the playoffs regardless of main accidents at key positions all through the roster. The knockout blow, nearly actually, got here when Jadeveon Clowney landed on Carson Wentz’s head within the wild-card spherical in 2019. It was a horrible punchline for a endless dangerous joke for the 2019 Eagles.
This yr, at full well being, they’re going to be battling one-on-one with the Cowboys for NFC East supremacy. The Giants could also be higher than folks assume, however nonetheless not problem for the division whereas the Redskins and Ron Rivera have an extended approach to go earlier than even being spoken in that dialog. Additionally a reminder that Dallas ousted Jason Garrett and employed Mike McCarthy, which feels prefer it may swing the stability of energy in favor of the Cowboys this yr.
If Wentz performs to MVP ranges — which he has — the secondary performs effectively and stays wholesome, then the sky is as soon as once more the restrict for the Eagles. First-round decide Jalen Reagor looks as if a great match with a downfield Eagles assault, including to an already above-average Eagles receiving corps.
However, like we mentioned on the prime: well being, well being, well being. That is it, that is all.
Closing document: 11-5
Eagles 2020 win complete, Tremendous Bowl odds
Win complete: Over/below 9 halfTremendous Bowl odds: +2200
An over/below complete of 9 half appears about proper for Philly, who’ve a troublesome schedule, however one thing they will navigate so long as they keep wholesome this season.
Eagles schedule 2020
The Eagles must make one lengthy journey out west to face the 49ers in Week four, the fly out to face the Cardinals and Cowboys in a troublesome street journey late within the season.
For SN’s full Eagles schedule evaluation, click on right here.