Why the Philadelphia Eagles Should Be Considered Super Bowl Contenders in 2012

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Why the Philadelphia Eagles Should Be Considered Super Bowl Contenders in 2012
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You might have seen it, you might have not, but today B/R's own Ryan Alfieri published a new article titled "2012 NFL Power Rankings Now That Free Agency is Over".

When I got closer to the end and saw that he had Philadelphia ranked No. 2 in front of San Francisco, Green Bay, Pittsburgh and New York I was overjoyed. Finally, someone who respects what this team has been able to accomplish in the offseason.

My happiness was short lived, unfortunately. Looking below at the comments, I saw that three out of five of them were about how "dumb" Ryan was for putting the Eagles that high.

Really, was that necessary?

For all the doubters out there, I truly do believe that the Eagles are Super Bowl bound.

The common argument against it is, "Oh, Andy Reid is still your coach" or "Come on, you went 8-8 last year" or "Michael Vick will miss four to five games". All three just show ignorance and a lack of thorough research.

The Philadelphia Eagles of 2012 are a much better squad than the Eagles of 2011, and here are seven reasons why they are indeed ready to win the franchise's first Super Bowl.

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