The Cowboys & Predicting the Unpredictable NFC East
Nov 26, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly during the fourth quarter of a NFL game on Thanksgiving against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Detroit won 45-14. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Games remaining: at Bears, vs Bills, at Eagles, vs Cowboys
The Redskins have probably the easiest run of games to come among the division. Their home form has been their saving grace as they’ve lost all five games on the road. With three of their last four games to be played away from FedExField I can see just the sole win for them.
The Redskins to finish with a record of 6-10.
Games remaining vs Bills, vs Cards, vs Redskins, at Giants
A quite stunning win in Foxborough against the reigning Super Bowl winners for the Eagles can’t be ignored, and could give them the momentum needed to claw the division. But clearly the Chip Kelly plan hasn’t come together as predicted.
"“The Eagles are 17-to-2. The only teams with shorter odds are the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks at 13/2. The Colts have the same odds as the Eagles. And yes, the Eagles are favoured even more than the Patriots (9/1).” – Corey Seidman, on the Eagles Super Bowl odds."
Being considered third favourites for the Super Bowl in September was based on fantasy. They signed the leagues lead rusher in DeMarco Murray. Yet evidence was there that the chances of him repeating that were slim. Sam Bradford was bought in as the new quarterback. A player that’s battled injuries throughout his professional career and has spent a spell on the sidelines again- shock horror. Then there’s the lack of receivers and overhaul of cornerbacks…
Only once have the Eagles put together back to back wins this season. It’s quite possible they win against the Bills this week. The Cardinals look too solid to go against and while success can be had against the Redskins I fancy the Giants to wrap up the year victorious. This doesn’t seem to be a gutsy Eagles team with any leaders capable of dragging them into the playoffs.
The Eagles to finish with a record of 6-10.