Game by Game Predictions For Philadelphia Eagles Season Win Totals

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:00 PM GMT

Can Eagles defy expectations and crack the 7.5 projected season win total on 2016? We breakdown their NFL schedule and serve up game-by-game NFL predictions and NFL picks.

Philadelphia Eagles 2015 Look Back
Following a subpar 2015 season, odds makers roll out a modest 7.5 season win total, albeit with the UNDER favoured at a whopping -170 price tag with most sports betting shops. The OVER bet is meanwhile priced at +140 NFL Odds, which in practice is a tempting price tag for those NFL bettors looking to go against the grain. However, we must be able to agree that it’s an uncertain and risky NFL pick at this point in time. What with the wholesale changes in the organisation, moving into a new era and system with a new coach Doug Pederson. Not to mention the ongoing Sam Bradford issues and the potential he might refuse to play altogether. It’s all up in the air. Enough to do anybody’s head in.

In any event, the markets’ substantial leaning towards the UNDER bet in the context of NFL betting is rather telling. It goes so far as to imply the Eagles might fail to launch, never mind soar in the 2016 season.

Put it simply, it’s a red flag. Plus, the interesting bit: the Eagles have the seventh easiest NFL schedule of the entire field. So even with what appears to be a good schedule opinion about the rebuilding Eagles is not promising. Perhaps, wait and see if this number dips to 7.0 (might it go even lower?) following summer training camp before placing your bets either way.

In keeping with this market our overarching view is similarly bleak in the ensuing game-by-game NFL predictions and NFL picks for the Eagles’ 2016 season. We’re expecting a good enough start but growing pains along the way as the season gets deeper and the toll starts to take.

Of course, these are just predictions and not fact. We concede the possibility of defying expectations exits but until proven otherwise the current uncertain climate and all the changes that were meted out in the offseason makes them unpredictable. How can we not bury the Eagles?  

So here goes…

Philadelphia Eagles 2016 Game-by-Game Win-Loss Predictions at a glance
Week 1 vs. Cleveland, Sunday, September 11
Beating the Cleveland Browns is de rigueur for any self-respecting NFL team that wants to be able to look in the mirror proudly. A home game with the Browns provides a nice start for the Doug Pederson era in Philly. They simply must win this game. If they don’t, it’s going to be a long year.

NFL Picks: Win
Record 1-0

 

Week 2 vs. Chicago (away), Monday, September 19
John Fox has a stellar reputation for turning around teams in his second year, but we’re talking about the Chicago Bears and Jay Cutler at quarterback. Do we need to say more? Last term, the Bears mustered up just one home win in eight games. The year prior, they mustered up two wins in eight home games. That’s a total of three wins in two seasons, over the course of 16 games (just in case maths isn’t your thing). Hardly a ringing endorsement is it? The Bears don’t have a lot going for them really, and interception-prone Jay Cutler is, more often than not, a liability. At face value, the Eagles just might fancy their chances of coming into Chicago and flying the coop with a W. Then again, it’s difficult to take the correct temperature of either team. It’s Monday Night Football after all and it wouldn’t be surprising if this turned into one of those headscratchers that make no sense. We’re giving the Eagles the W nevertheless, but we won’t be shocked if it goes against us here.

NFL Picks: Win
Record 2-0

 

Week 3 vs. Pittsburgh, Sunday, September 25
Following a Monday Night Football clash with the Bears, the Eagles return home to host the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday’s afternoon slot. A bit of a short week, but that probably isn’t going to be the reason for the defeat. Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Company are sure to run riot over the Eagles and the Steelers defence could ride roughshod over Sam Bradford. Hard to see a W here for the hosts.

NFL Picks: Loss
Record 2-1
 

Week 4 BYE

 

Week 5 vs. Detroit (away), Sunday, October 9
Last season, the Eagles enjoyed a forgettable trip to Ford Field. Bet they’d rather the 45-14 evisceration were expunged from their record entirely. Granted by the end the wheels were well and truly off the Chip Kelly experiment and the Eagles were in total freefall, losing 45-17 to Jameis Winston and the Bucs the week prior. Shockingly, the Eagles did bounce back from their trip to Detroit with an inexplicable 35-28 win over New England at Foxboro. Go figure. It was symptomatic of their perplexing season and complete unpredictability. In any event, that was then. Going into Detroit, might not be as daunting without Calvin Johnson catching Matthew Stafford’s throws. That’s a plus. They also have a bye week ahead of this clash to well and truly prepare.

NFL Picks: Win
Record: 3-1

 

Week 6 vs. Washington (away), Sunday, October 16
The Philadelphia Eagles take on the NFC East defending champions in the nation’s capital, a side that swept them last season behind a 23-20 loss in Washington and a 38-24 loss in Philly. Washington hasn’t been a welcoming place for the Eagles in recent seasons and that NFL betting trend could continue given the Redskins look to be that little bit better on paper.

NFL Picks: Loss
Record 3-2

 

Week 7 vs. Minnesota, Sunday, October 23
Back-to-back divisional champions in as many weeks when the Eagles welcome the Minnesota Vikings into town. Teddy Bridgewater is coming off a solid season and many have the Vikings as an up-and-coming team in 2016 with the likes of Adrian Peterson wreaking havoc with opposing defences. It’s hard to go against a side that showed a lot of promise and defied the odds to grapple the NFC North title from Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

NFL Picks: Loss
Record 3-3

 

Week 8 vs. Dallas (away), Sunday, October 30
When it comes to the Dallas Cowboys it all hinges on the health of Tony Romo. That was nowhere more evident than with the Cowboys’ win-loss record. They simply couldn’t buy a win without their beloved franchise quarterback. Assuming Romo is healthy, it’ll be a tough ask for the Eagles you’d think to mastermind what would surely be an upset on the NFL betting board.

NFL Picks: Loss
Record: 3-4

 

Week 9 vs. NYG (away), Sunday, November 6
Last season, despite a subpar 7-9 SU record on the season the Eagles managed to sweep the Giants winning 27-7 at home and 35-30 at MetLife. Something about the Chip Kelly vs. Tom Coughlin matchup worked in the Eagles’ favour. Or was it simply the unpredictability of Eli Manning? It’s up for debate. No matter the dynamic has changed with Coughlin’s departure. It could mean the Eagles success at MetLife comes to an end.

NFL Picks: Loss
Record 3-5

 

Week 10 vs. Atlanta, Sunday, November 13
Atlanta Falcons were one of the most perplexing teams in the NFL last season, a Tale of Two Halves almost was their season. A strong start that saw them win five on the trot followed by just one win in eight straight games before rounding out the last three games on the season with a 2-1 SU record. Going against the Falcons this year is a brutal NFL schedule, one of the toughest based on last season’s win-loss records. By week 10, they could be the walking wounded or simply buried for the season already. Then again, the Eagles could be spiralling out of control too by now. It’s a right tossup but we’re giving it to the Eagles on our NFL picks largely down to home advantage and the Falcons’ penchant for late season collapses that is becoming a bit of worrying NFL trend.

NFL Picks: Win
Record 4-5

 

Week 11 vs. Seattle (away), Sunday, November 20
Seattle at CenturyLink Field is a tough ask. The Eagles are sure to have a tough time hanging with the Hawks, never mind winning at a stadium that rarely gives up the W to the opposing team.

NFL Picks: Loss
Record 4-6

 

Week 12 vs. Green Bay, Monday, November 28
Green Bay Packers are a different team on the road than they are at home, which makes them less of a formidable prospect in theory and might have some NFL bettors considering the Eagles do have a slim chance. But week 12 of the season? When the playoff picture hangs in the balance? This isn’t a good time to be staring down Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Not to mention immediately after a trip to Seattle where it’s quite likely the Eagles will have taken a hefty beat down.

NFL Picks: Loss
Record 4-7

 

Week 13 vs. Cincinnati (away), Sunday, December 4
So first Seattle, then Green Bay and now Cincy. Talk about no love from the NFL schedulers. Yikes. This is a really tough stretch for Sam Bradford and the Eagles, one in which they’ll be ever so lucky to survive never mind take a win. It’s a Sunday game, a 1 PM start for Andy Dalton. NFL bettors in-the-know are well familiar just how solid Dalton is on Sundays and at this time of the day. It’s the only time when he can be relied on.

NFL Picks: Loss
Record 4-8

 

Week 14 vs. Washington, Sunday, December 11
Philadelphia Eagles were swept by the Redskins last season. Indeed, the home loss was the final nail in Chip Kelly’s coffin and he was promptly fired. In theory, this is a winnable game for the Eagles and makes it a bit of a tossup for our NFL picks. Has Doug Pederson put a stamp on this team by this time in the season? Are the Redskins on the way to defending their divisional title? Depends where each team sits, but, it’s a divisional rivalry so both sides will be up for it. Home advantage might tip the scale towards the Eagles, but the Redskins could squeeze the victory out yet again.

NFL Picks: Loss
Record 4-9

 

Week 15 vs. Baltimore, (away) Sunday, December 19
Baltimore Ravens had a forgettable 2015 season. It’s unlikely this term will be similar. John Harbaugh, Joe Flacco and the Ravens will be eager to bounce back and given this is a team that is familiar with its system and a viable AFC contender it’s going to be a tough ask for first-year coach Doug Pederson to outwit the Ravens on the road.

NFL Picks: Loss
Record 4-10

 

Week 16 vs. NYG, Thursday, December 22
The NY Giants are entering a new era this season with a new coach and plenty of wholesale changes in the offseason. Many NFL bettors and pundits alike feel strongly about the Giants this season being in contention for a playoff spot at this late vantage point. If so, this will be a tough one to win by the Eagles, especially if they are out of the race (evidently, by our game-by-game predictions, they’re well and truly done by now). Still, Eli Manning can be counted on to throw in a head-scratching performance from time to time, so a home win by the Eagles and avoiding the sweep by the Giants is a realistic probability. It’s a short week for both sides, so anything goes.

NFL Picks: Win
Record 5-10

 

Week 17 vs. Dallas, Sunday, January 1
Chances are this game is going to be meaningful to Dallas rather than the Eagles. Most NFL bettors don’t expect it to be a title-deciding clash in the division – something that might have been the case during Chip Kelly’s heyday. So long as Romo is healthy and in the mix this should be a game the Cowboys win.

NFL Picks: Win
Record 5-11

NFL Season Win Total Predictions: If you’ve followed our game-by-game predictions for the Eagles, you’ll gather our expectations hang on a 5-11 SU record, which are rather low. A few tossups are to be had and noted in our rundown, which could see the Eagles bettering on our projection to a 7-9 record at best. Nevertheless, that still sees them falling UNDER the projected 7.5 season win totals currently trading on the NFL odds board, a bet that is rather pricey at -170 NFL odds at Bovada or thereabouts depending on your choice sportsbook.

NFL Picks: UNDER 7.5 at -170

 

Need More Expert Picks? Check Out Our Game-By-Game Breakdown For Betting Redskins and Cowboys Season Win Totals