After a Week 10 bye week, the Eagles are headed for the toughest game on their schedule in Week 11 against the New England Patriots in Philadelphia. This is the first time these two teams have met since the Eagles’ Super Bowl win, which of course resulted in an Eagles Super Bowl victory in February of 2018.
With the Dallas Cowboys falling to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night, the Eagles odds to reach the Super Bowl have improved, simply because of the likelihood to win the NFC East. With the landscape of the NFL changing week to week, let’s take a look at how the Eagles’ Super Bowl hopes are viewed by the PA Sportsbook Apps entering Week 11.
Eagles Super Bowl Odds
At 5-4, the Eagles are tied with the Cowboys for first in the NFC East. But as you can see, the Sportsbooks like the Eagles as Super Bowl Champions (futures market) a bit more than Dallas. For example, with all four of the above books having the Eagles at +2000 to win the Super Bowl, the Dallas Cowboys are at +2800 on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Of course, they have the same record. But the Eagles’ schedule is a bit more favorable as broken down by Eagles’ writer, Reuben Frank.
Whoever wins Eagles-Cowboys Dec. 22 at the Linc wins NFC East
3-5-1 @ Lions
8-1 @ Patriots
4-5 @ Bears
5-4 @ Eagles
2-7 @ Dolphins
1-8 @ Redskins
2-8 @ Giants
— Reuben Frank (@RoobNBCS) November 11, 2019
With the Eagles expected to beat the: Dolphins, Giants, Redskins, and Giants that is at least nine wins. The Cowboys are expected to beat the Bears and Redskins for sure, and likely the Lions. That is at least eight wins. The tough ones for the Eagles are the Patriots, Seahawks, and Cowboys. The Cowboys’ tough games are the Patriots, Bills, Rams, and Eagles, and maybe the Lions.
Either way, this explains why the sportsbooks are a bit more favorable on the Eagles, compared to the Cowboys. Combine that with the likely lower price in an Eagles-region (many bets being placed, larger liability for a sportsbook) and you have a clear favorite between the two teams.
Onto Week 11, where the Eagles will face their toughest test of the season.
Patriots vs. Eagles 2020 Week 11 Preview
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
When: November 17, 2019 4:25 PM EST
Returning from a bye, the Eagles may get Jason Peters, Nigel Bradham, and Alshon Jeffery back from injury. They could get cornerback Cre’von LeBlanc as well, which would bolster a less-than-average secondary.
The Patriots are without some key blockers (David Andrews and James Develin), and have struggled (relatively) on the offensive line. The Patriots are coming off a bye week as well.
Tom Brady vs. Carson Wentz
This will be the battle most will be watching, with two of the better quarterbacks in the NFL taking the field. Wentz enters the game with 15 TD and just four interceptions, and Tom Brady has 14 TD and five interceptions, and is averaging 282 yards per game in a “down” year.
Who will come out on top? Brady certainly has the advantage against a worse defense, as Wentz will face the best group he’s seen all year on Sunday.
Eagles Must Start Fast
Doug Pederson and the Eagles have started slowly for what feels like 2.5 seasons now, but against a team like the Patriots, a hot start is a must. The Pats defense is built to play with a lead, with an elite defensive back corps and fast linebackers.
The Eagles are averaging 11.7 points per game in the first half, and over two touchdowns per game in the second half. Pederson and the Eagles’ offensive coaching staff will need to have a well thought out gameplan, because Bill Belichick is on the other side with two weeks of preparation as well.
Currently, the Patriots are four-point favorites with a total of 44.5 points on Sunday.
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