I saved the best for last in my tour around the NFC East with my preview and prediction for Philadelphia's win total this season. In two years under Chip Kelly as the Birds' head coach, they have posted back-to-back 10-6 records. The projected win total for 2015 with most of the sportsbooks stands at 9.5 with the moneyline odds trending towards the UNDER.
The Eagles could actually be the most intriguing team in the NFL heading into the 2015 season given their complete makeover on offense. They will kick things off with Sam Bradford as their new quarterback, DeMarco Murray in the backfield as their primary runner and second-year wide receiver Jordan Matthews as their No. 1 target in the passing game. The offensive line has a few new faces as well and the entire defensive secondary has been rebuilt from the ground up. The only constant with Kelly is constant change in pursuit of a Super Bowl title.
The bottom line with Philly is that this season could end with a deep run in the playoffs if everything goes its way, or with a step backwards from double-digit wins if players like Bradford and Murray cannot stay healthy. As always, I remain rather bullish on their chances, but that should not come as a big surprise to anyone who follows this blog.
Below is a link to my complete preview and prediction for this season in an article that was previously posted on Doc's Sports.
2015 NFL Season Win Totals Picks: Philadelphia Eagles