The rubber meets the road this Sunday for Philadelphia as it travels to Green Bay for one of its biggest matchups of the year along with the two upcoming games against the Cowboys. If the Eagles find a way to steal a win at Lambeau Field they would find themselves in the driver seat for not only another NFC East title, but a possible first round bye in the playoffs.
A loss to the Packers this Sunday would not be devastating, but it would definitely move the Birds down to the second tier of contenders in the NFC. I personally think the Eagles will come away with a win in this game, but everyone knows what a homer I am. The one good thing about this Sunday's matchup is that it will be a good test for Mark Sanchez after he went basically untouched in Monday night's game against Carolina. We need to see how he can perform in Chip Kelly's offense 'under fire' given his past reputation for turning the ball over when the heat did get turned up.
I did use the Packers' game for this week's NFC East 'pick of the week', but instead of taking the Eagles and the seven points I went with the OVER 54.5 on the total line. I see this one turning into old-fashioned shootout where both teams put up 30 points or more and the final score hinges on which team has the ball last.
In the other two games in the division this Sunday, Washington plays host to Tampa Bay in a game the Redskins should win with relative ease and the Giants welcome San Francisco to MetLife Stadium in a game they are almost guaranteed to lose.
The link below will take you to my complete preview of Week 11 in the NFC East as well as my 'pick of the week'. For those playing along, I come into this week with a 7-3 record in my first 10 picks.
Expert NFL Betting Picks: Weekly NFC East Predictions Week 11