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From a handicapping standpoint, it's easy to hate on the Philadelphia Eagles this year.
The Eagles' three wins have come by a combined four points. They were also absolutely blown out and beat down by the Arizona Cardinals 27-6.
This doesn't mean, however, that the Eagles aren't one of the best teams in the NFC and can't beat the angry and well-rested Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Eagles have pulled out tough wins against the Giants and Ravens, who are both among the league's elite.
The Eagles are also regaining consistency in their running game and look vastly improved defensively in the last couple weeks. Michael Vick is also starting to look real comfortable in the pocket.
Finally, the Eagles, for the first time in a while, have their health. The entire offense looks entirely good to go, and only LB Akeem Jordan is listed as out.
And while James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Rashard Mendenhall are all returning, who knows how effective and in rhythm they can be coming back after multi-week absences.
Don't let the close wins and the loss at Arizona scare you. The Eagles have a knack for close games, and that 3.5-point spread could make all the difference if it comes down to a field goal.