Philadelphia Eagles Top NFL Spreads Week 1-16
So the dreaded and feared Philadelphia Eagles come into 2016 with one of the most intriguing rookies from the draft in camp (Carson Wentz), a quarterback from an FCS school (North Dakota State) who so intimidated Sam Bradford that he demanded a trade after the pick, and it took the Eagles patting Bradford on the back and telling him he was still the starter to calm Bradford down. Yes, Bradford was NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year once upon a time, but two ACL’s later he still hasn’t accomplished much, and he wasn’t all that great in 2015 in Philadelphia. With this drama brewing in the City of Brotherly Love, let’s take a look at some of the top NFL betting odds spreads for the Eagles going into this season.
Counting Down the Philadelphia Eagles Top NFL Spreads Week 1-16
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Week 1: Cleveland at Philadelphia (-7.5)
Are you ready to get on the RGIII bandwagon? Here’s your stop. I’ve liked Griffin ever since that terrific rookie campaign when he led Washington all the way to the NFC East title, only to have Mike Shanahan leave him on the field until his knee basically collapsed. Since then, he’s been left in the back of Jay Gruden’s garage, but I think he can do great things for the Browns. Can they win the AFC North? Hell no. However, they can go into Philadelphia and take advantage of an Eagles team that has a whiny quarterback and an iffy defense. The Browns’ defense is strong, and without Johnny Football out there, I like the Browns to cover.
Week 6: Philadelphia at Washington (-3)
The Eagles will arrive in the nation’s capital to take on the defending NFC East champions with a newly confident (and wealthy) Kirk Cousins at the helm. I haven’t heard much of anything from new Eagles coach Doug Pederson, and the fact that the Eagles are mostly going to stay the course on both sides of the ball is not a promising sign. I like Washington to win and cover.
Week 8: Philadelphia at Dallas (-3.5)
The Dallas Cowboys are one of the best teams in the NFL when it comes to coughing up winnable games, especially against the Eagles. Bradford did play fairly well when the Eagles beat Dallas in their second matchup of the season last year, one of his stronger performances of the year. I can see Tony Romo leading the Cowboys down the field to take Dallas to one of his amazing comeback wins, but that game-winning field goal won’t be enough to beat the spread. I like the Eagles to cover.
Week 12: Green Bay (-3.5) at Philadelphia
Have you seen how Aaron Rodgers can shred shoddy pass defenses? The Eagles have one of those pass defenses. The Packers’ line should be healthy again next year, and the odds of them being so depleted, even by Week 12, again next year are pretty small. The Eagles do mount a decent pass rush, but once the quarterback gets the ball out, there’s always a chance for a big play. I like the Packers to win and cover.