It’s happening again.
Last year, the Eagles were the biggest home playoff underdogs in league history. The story is a little different this year as the Eagles won’t be playing as a single home game since they’re the No. 6 seed.
Instead, the Eagles are road dogs. And the biggest ones in the league at that.
Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears (-6)
Make no mistake: the Bears are a very good team. They’re 7-1 at home this season. Their one loss at Soldier Field was a 7-point defeat to the Patriots in a game where the Bears came one yard short of sending it to overtime. Chicago ranks sixth overall in DVOA (No. 1 defense) and fourth overall in point differential. The Eagles have their work cut out for them, especially given that Nick Foles might not be at 100% as he’s reportedly dealing with bruised ribs.
But it would be foolish to count out this Eagles team. They’re playing good football down the stretch. Philadelphia’s last three wins:
30-23 in Los Angeles over a Rams team that finished 13-3
32-30 in Philadelphia over a Texans team that finished 11-5
24-0 in Maryland over a Washington team that finished 7-9
Doug Pederson is going to have his guys ready to play. The Bears deserved to be favored but you can bet the Eagles are going to bring a fight to Chicago.
Don’t sleep on the reigning Super Bowl champions.
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