Friday, November 26, 2010

Eagles vs. Bears Game Preview

The Eagles have a chance to take one step closer to winning the NFC East with a win this Sunday over Chicago. The Bears are currently 7-3 and tied with Green Bay atop the NFC North. To say that this is a surprise is a bit of an understatement after Chicago stumbled to a third place finish in the division with a 7-9 record.

This season, the Bears are getting it done with defense as they are ranked third overall and first in points allowed; giving up an average of just 14.6 points per game.

Chicago QB Jay Cutler has played much better overall, but is still susceptible to an occasional meltdown which plays right into the Eagles' ball-hawking defense. The Bears' offense is ranked 30th and 25th in scoring; averaging 19.1 points per game.

This should be a good test for Michael Vick and the rest of Philly's high-flying offense as this will be the toughest defense they have faced so far this season.

I cannot see them lighting up the Bears like they have most other teams this season, but I do see the Birds' defense having a field day pummeling Cutler. Eleven games into the season it might be time for Sean McDermott's unit to enjoy the spotlight by coming up big in Chicago.

Below is a link to my complete preview of Sunday's game as originally posted on Cappers Picks

Philadelphia vs. Chicago Preview & Free Week 12 Pick

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sunday Night Football- New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles

It's Showtime in the NFC East with first place on the line when the 6-3 New York Giants come to town on Sunday Night in a primetime matchup with the 6-3 Eagles.

First things first, let's put last week behind us. Everyone knows that the Giants got pasted by the Cowboys 33-20 while the Birds and Michael Vick put an offensive show for the ages in their 59-28 romp over Donovan's Redskins.

Wipe the slate clean because when these two teams get together anything can happen. The Eagles have won the last four games but the G-Men won three straight before that. The Eagles came out on top 45-38 last December as a one-point favorite, but the underdog in this series had won the previous six games before that.

Both of these teams appear to be the class of the NFC and the winner will undoubtedly be crowned the odds-on-favorite to go all the way to the Super Bowl, but championships are won on what happens after Thanksgiving, not the week before. Do not get me wrong, this is a huge game with major implications for winning the East, but the loser is by no means out of the race.

I like the Eagles' chances in this one, but there will be no going to bed early like last Monday night as this game could very well come down to which team has the ball last.

Below is a link to my full preview of Sunday night's game as originally posted on Cappers Picks.

NFL Week 11: Giants vs. Eagles

NFC East Game Previews- Week 11

While the Giants vs. Eagles game will take center stage on Sunday night, as a warm-up here are links to a preview of both the Cowboys and Redskins games for this week as originally posted on Cappers Picks

Detroit vs. Dallas Preview & Free Week 11 Pick

Washington vs. Tennessee Preview & Free Week 11 Pick

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Eagles @ Redskins Game Preview

I never thought I would see the day that the Eagles would beat a Colts' team with Peyton Manning behind center after watching him pick Philly's secondary apart for the past decade in four straight lopsided losses.

This victory was key for the Eagles but even more important to get me back on track for my prediction that they would go 10-6 this season. Here is a recap of my picks so far:

Green Bay Sun 09/12 4:15 PM EDT-LOSS..........27-20 LOSS
Detroit Sun 09/19 1:00 PM EDT -WIN...............35-32 WIN
@ Jacksonville Sun 09/26 4:05 PM EDT -WIN.....28-3 WIN
Washington Sun 10/03 4:15 PM EDT -WIN.........17-12 LOSS
@ San Francisco Sun 10/10 8:20 PM EDT -LOSS...27-24 WIN
Atlanta Sun 10/17 1:00 PM EDT -WIN................31-17 WIN
@ Tennessee Sun 10/24 1:00 PM EDT -WIN........37-19 LOSS
Indianapolis Sun 11/07 4:15 PM EST -LOSS..........26-24 WIN

Just flip-flop the Redskins/49ers games and the Titans/Colts games and I would be a perfect 8-0 for the first half. That is why I get paid to do this stuff!

I will be 0-1 starting off the second half of the season as I had the Birds losing to Washington on the road this week, but that is not going to happen. In fact, I will be surprised if the Eagles do not win this game by at least two touchdowns.

Ever since nut-job Shanahan decided to bench McNabb for reasons that still have yet to be properly explained, he put the kiss of death on his team. If they win more than six games this season I will be shocked (they are currently 4-4). A move like that does nothing more than divide a team as some players may agree with the coach, while others will side with the player. How is McNabb supposed to go out and do his job with one eye leaning toward the sideline looking for the head coach to pull him again?

Say what you want about Andy Reid, but in the 11 years these two were together he would never think about pulling a stunt like that with the game on the line.

Enough said....below is a the link to my complete preview of Monday night's game as originally posted on Cappers Picks

NFL Week 10: Eagles vs. Redskins

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Colts vs. Eagles Preview

The Eagles are back in action this Sunday after their bye week and they take on Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.

Philly needs a win in this one to keep pace with the NFC East division-leading New York Giants. The East is shaping up as a two-team race the rest of the way with Jerry Jones' Cowboys sitting at 1-6 and the Redskins on the verge of imploding after Head Coach Mike Shanahan decided to bench Donovan McNabb when his team needed him the most.

The good news for the Eagles is the return of both Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson. If the Birds secondary struggles to keep the Colts offense out of the end zone at least they now have the necessary firepower to try and keep pace.

I still have a bad feeling about this one as Indy has won the last four meetings between the two and Manning is once again playing at a very high level. I had this game penciled in as a loss before the season started, but with the Eagles ugly meltdown against Tennessee, this almost becomes a must-win game.

Below is a link to my complete preview of Sunday's game as originally posted on Cappers Picks

Indianapolis vs. Philadelphia Preview & Free Week 9 Pick