The Eagles return to action this Sunday with a 1 p.m. showdown at the Linc against the undefeated Atlanta Falcons. Andy Reid is a perfect 13-0 coming off a bye week but this game could be his biggest challenge in his long tenure as the Eagles' head coach.
He has already had to fire his defensive coordinator and has a $100 million dollar quarterback that cannot hold onto the ball. A loss on Sunday could very well mark the beginning of the end for both Reid and Michael Vick's career in Philadelphia. On the other hand, a win keeps the Birds right in the thick of the NFC East title race and could possibly ignite a second-half run towards a return to the playoffs.
With two weeks to try and correct the problems on both sides of the ball, look for a better effort against a Falcons' team that is one of the most balanced in the NFL. The Eagles' defense should come out with a much more aggressive approach towards getting after the quarterback and Vick will do everything in his power to return to form against his old team. While I refuse to go out on the limb again for the Eagles until they show me something, I do see Philly getting out this one with a much-needed win.
The following is a link to my complete preview and prediction for Sunday's game as part of my ongoing series for Doc's Sports Service where I use their Unit Betting System to assign a confidence value to my pick.
Weekly Philadelphia Eagles Betting Picks: Week 8 vs. Falcons