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Eagles are only favored to win five games during the 2016 NFL season

Embrace the underdog.

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After coming off a 7-9 record and a head coaching change following the 2015 season, the Philadelphia Eagles are heavily considered underdogs in 2016. Cantor Technology recently released point spreads for every NFL game from Week 1 through Week 16. The Eagles are favored in only five of those 15 games. One of those games is a road game while the other four take place at home.

The Eagles are favored to win at least two of their three home NFC East games. It's not unreasonable to suggest the Eagles could be favored against the Cowboys in Week 17 if that line was posted. Speaking of the division: the Cowboys are favored to win nine games (plus two pick 'ems), the Giants are favored to win eight games (plus one pick' em), and Washington, as reigning NFC East champions, is only favored to win two games (plus one pick 'em).

These lines don't necessarily mean much but they give us a general idea of how the Eagles are viewed, and it's not so favorably.

Week 1 - Eagles 7.5 point home favorites vs. Cleveland Browns

Week 2 - Eagles 2.5 point road underdogs at Chicago Bears

Week 3 - Eagles 3 point home underdogs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 4 - BYE

Week 5 - Eagles 1 point road underdogs at Detroit Lions

Week 6 - Eagles 3 point road underdogs at Washington Redskins

Week 7 - Eagles 1.5 point home underdogs vs. Minnesota Vikings

Week 8 - Eagles 3.5 point road underdogs at Dallas Cowboys

Week 9 - Eagles 3 point road underdogs at New York Giants

Week 10 - Eagles 2.5 point home favorites vs. Atlanta Falcons

Week 11 - Eagles 9 point road underdogs at Seattle Seahawks

Week 12 - Eagles 3.5 point home underdogs vs. Green Bay Packers

Week 13 - Eagles 5 point road underdogs at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 14 - Eagles 2 point home favorites vs. Washington Redskins

Week 15 - Eagles 3 point road favorites vs. Baltimore Ravens

Week 16 - Eagles 2.5 point home favorites vs. New York Giants

Week 17 - (No line was posted. Eagles play the Cowboys in Philadelphia.)

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