The first 11 weeks of the Eagles' season are in the books and while it has been a bumpy ride at times, the road is starting look pretty smooth for the stretch run. Heading into this week's bye, the Birds are riding a three-game winning streak that has them in first place in the NFC East. I know it is a half game lead with a record of 6-5 but it is still a major improvement from last season's 3-8 mark at this point.
The two most encouraging things about the prospect for a successful stretch run is that Nick Foles has firmly established himself as the team's starting quarterback and the defense continues to get better each week. This unit tried to make things a bit too interesting last Sunday against the Redskins, but it has now gone seven games without giving-up more than 21 points and it has actually held teams to 17 points or less in four of its last five games.
Looking ahead to this Sunday's games in the NFC East, I like the Giants' chances to keep their winning streak alive and the 49ers should pretty much close the door on Washington's chances to repeat as division champs. To read my complete preview for this Sunday's games check out the link below to this week's article as part of my ongoing series for Doc's Sports.
NFC East Weekly NFL Betting Picks: Week 12