Are The Philadelphia Eagles Legitimate Super Bowl Contenders?


The Philadelphia Eagles have reached their bye week in week 10 and, right now, they are running away with what was supposed to be a very competitive NFC East division. From out of nowhere, they are now second favourites to lift the Vince Lombardi trophy. Despite having already come a long way already, can they go even further and win the Super Bowl?

One of the biggest reasons they have emerged as contenders has been the arrival of Carson Wentz, who has posted some tremendous numbers already. During this season, he has become a genuine NFL quarterback, and any further improvement would see him move up into the elite level, alongside some very big names. He has to prove his quality over a longer period before people start to really rate Wentz but, so far, based on this season, his chances of winning people around look to be very good.


With Wentz running the show, the Eagles have stormed to a record of 8-1 so far to lead the NFC East. They have turned what looked like a competitive division before the start of the season into a walk in the park, such has been their superiority. It is going to take a huge turnaround for them to miss the postseason and they have a great shot at making the playoffs as the number one seed.

Further wins will cement their playoff spot and that will have an impact on the odds available. Right now the Eagles are generally around 5/1 to win the Super Bowl - short odds but with little margin for error. Fans might find it prudent to take advantage of one of the many free bet offers that are available on the Oddschecker website. Not many will have fancied the Eagles at the start of the season but a lot of people are jumping on board now after seeing how they have played so far.

A divisional game away against their nearest rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, awaits the Eagles after their bye week. A win there would also advertise their Super Bowl claims yet again. It won’t be easy, but the Eagles are gaining a lot of attention for all the right reasons and they will fancy their chances against anyone in the league after their start to the 2017/18 season.
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