The Eagles may have lost last week but I stayed perfect on the year at 4-0 with my NFC East "Pick of the Week" for Doc's Sports after Philly covered with the 5.5-point spread. The Birds should have won that game by scoring on that final drive, but they probably did not deserve to after the way the offense played for the first 55 minutes of that game.
Much of the blame for the Eagles' offensive no-show last week in San Francisco has to be attributed to a banged-up front five. The offensive line will get a boost this Sunday against St. Louis with the return of right tackle Lane Johnson, who missed the first four games due to a league suspension. The biggest hole remains at center with the loss Jason Kelse to an abdominal injury until mid-November at best. Starting left guard Evan Mathis is also out of the lineup for Sunday so it will still take some time until the Eagles get completely healthy up front.
None the less, Sunday's game against the Rams takes on a world of importance given the recent resurgence of both the Cowboys and the Giants. Both of these bitter division foes stumbled out of the gate this season, but a few wins have turned things around and they now appear ready to seriously challenge Philly for this year's NFC East title.
As part of my ongoing series for Doc's Sports, the following is a link to my Week 5 preview of all the games in the NFC East as well as my "Pick of the Week".
Expert NFL Betting Picks: Weekly NFC East Predictions Week 5