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Philadelphia Eagles 2009 NFL Picks & 2010 Super Bowl Betting Odds

by Brad Marchetti on Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Philadelphia Eagles 2009 NFL Picks & 2010 Super Bowl Betting Odds: The 2009 Philadelphia Eagles are going Superbowl or bust with a roster chock full of talent. Last season the Eagles were somewhat disappointing going 9-6-1 with QB Donovan McNabb struggling early in the season. In the off-season Philadelphia made some tweaks to their offensive line and said goodbye to longtime defensive leader Brian Dawkins. Only 5 players remain from Philadelphia’s 2004 Super Bowl team but this team is as talented as that version. Philadelphia Eagles 2009 NFL Picks & 2010 Super Bowl Betting Odds have them at 11-1 odds at Sportsbook.com.

The Eagles offense revolves around all-purpose back Brian Westbrook who is one of the best players in the NFL. Westbrook is injury prone however, and when he isn’t 100% the Eagles offense stalls out. QB Donovan McNabb  leads a pass-heavy attack that has two young, explosive wideouts in DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. The reworked O-Line could take some time to jell but they appear to be excellent on paper.

Philadelphia had 48.0 sacks last year but some wonder if they can duplicate that number if brilliant defensive coordinator Jim Johnson can’t recover from cancer. The Eagles defense attacks from all angles and has a slew of no-name playmakers that Johnson positions well. The front seven is rich with talent, especially on the D-Line. DT’s Broderick Bunkley and Mike Patterson are run stuffers on the inside and DE Trent Cole is disruptive off the edge. The linebackers are young, but gifted, and are among the NFL top-10 units. The secondary is very-good with shutdown CB Asante Samuel leading the charge. Special teams have some dangerous return men and have a strong kicking game.

Philadelphia has no excuse not to do well with awesome talent on both sides of the football. The Eagles will have a tough time knocking off the NY Giants for the NFC East crown, but they should make some noise as a wildcard playoff team.