The Philadelphia Eagles are coming into the 2012 season as a Super Bowl contender. They aren't the favorite in the NFC yet, but they are in the conversation.
It's hard to write off a team like the Eagles that have this much talent. They have playmakers and Pro Bowlers everywhere, and they have a terrific coaching staff to put all the talent in the right position to succeed.
They still have to go out and execute. Last season, we saw a very poor, fundamentally sound team fall to 4-8 after Week 13. Turnovers, poor tackling and lousy execution led to the start, and better coaching and fundamentals led to a 4-0 finish to the season.
The Eagles beat themselves in the majority of their eight losses last season. They are too explosive on offense, have too much talent in the secondary and have too dominant of a pass rush to be out-matched by anybody.
Ten players will hold the key to the Eagles' success more than the rest. Here is a list of those players and why they are so important to the Eagles' Super Bowl title hopes in 2012.