2012 Philadelphia Eagles Odds, Picks, Predictions: The Eagles were left scratching their domes after a mystifying 2011 season that ended with an 8-8 record. Philly put up fine stats on both sides of the ball but shot themselves in the foot in many games with turnovers. Michael Vick also was not the dominating force that he was in 2010 as he constantly complained that opposing teams were out to take cheap shots at him. On the other side of the ball the defense underachieved, failing to come up with stiff resistance late in ball games. The heat is on Andy Reid and his staff to at least make the “Dream Team” moniker hold at least a little truth. Below is a closer look at the Eagles from our NFL picks experts. The 2012 Philadelphia Eagles Odds have them at 12-1 ($1000 to win $12,000) on the Sports Odds Vegas.
NFL Predictions Analysis: It’s hard to deny that the Eagles are among the top-5 most talented teams in the league but the defense has not been the same since great coordinator Jim Johnson passed. The offense also has not shown the same knockout power with Michael Vick regressing back to some old bad habits. Vick will need to have a big year for ‘Philly to get back to the postseason but he might have tough time doing so behind an O-line that will be minus All-Pro LT Jason Peters. Defensive coordinator Juan Castillo was given a new havoc maker in MLB DeMeco Ryans but the inexperienced Castillo has not gotten the most out of his talent. The 2012 Philadelphia Eagles Odds have Philadelphia at +150
The oddsmakers will have ‘Philly set as favorites in most of their affairs because of their talent level but fading them ATS when making NFL picks is probably a good idea. Andy Reid has been a great mind inside the headsets and he has all of the playmakers in the world on offense but mistakes kill this teams momentum every time. Michael Vick has not shown that he can remain healthy a whole season and this year Vince Young is no longer his backup. You can’t make mistakes on a regular basis playing in the NFC East and once again a roller coaster season that ends with disappointment is most likely in store for Eagles backers.
NFL Predictions Forecast: 9-7