We know what a lot of Eagles fans are wondering right now, is this team for real? At 10-2, the Philadelphia Eagles currently sit on top of the NFC East and have the best record in the conference as well. However, some still aren’t convinced they are the team to beat in the NFC and that they have a shot at making it to Super Bowl 2018 which will kickoff Sunday, February 4th, 2018.
One of the reasons the Eagles aren’t currently considered a legitimate threat in the NFC is the fact that their win against the Carolina Panthers is their biggest win so far. However, their only loss of the season came against their former coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs in a seven point game.
The Eagles’ odds of winning the Super Bowl is currently +800, but the team deserves more respect than they are currently getting. Of all the contenders this season, the Eagles look like the most complete team.
Philadelphia’s offense is the sixth highest scoring in the league, averaging 27.5 points per game. Their defense isn’t too far behind, holding opponents to 20.3 points per game, which is the ninth best in the league.
The Eagles have also been very opportunistic with 6 interceptions and 5 fumble recoveries, and 1 defensive touchdown.
Second year quarterback Carson Wentz has led the charge for the Eagles and has the fifth most passing yards in the NFL this season as well as the third most touchdowns. If he continues playing at his current level, expect him to be in the mix for the MVP award, especially if the Eagles finish with the best record in the NFC.
Running back LeGarrette Blount hasn’t been as productive as he was with the New England Patriots last season, but he has given the Eagles an offensive balance they didn’t have last year.
With the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in their division, Philadelphia will be tested this season, but if they can finish the season with 11 or 12 wins, they will likely have home field advantage in the playoffs, which will make their path to the Super Bowl much easier.