2011 NFL Predictions: Predicting the Regular Season of the Philadelphia Eagles

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2011 NFL Predictions: Predicting the Regular Season of the Philadelphia Eagles
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Everyone is talking about the Philadelphia Eagles.

Turn on ESPN and they're talking about the Eagles. Pick up a newspaper and there's a headline about the Eagles. Talk to someone about the stock market, Eagles. Ask a family member about their day, Eagles.

It's great.

Soak it up Philadelphia, because we may never have this kind of offseason again. Eventually the fun will go away in exchange for the nerve-wracking experiences of the regular season.

The Eagles have the necessary players and coaches to win when the season opens on September 11th. Unfortunately, things may not go as smoothly as we anticipate.

While the Eagles are loaded, they will go through some growing pains with first-year defensive coordinator Juan Castillo, their linebackers may get exposed at times against physical teams that run the ball and their star cornerbacks will have to learn the new defensive system.

But if you stay patient, things will pay off. Remember, the NFL has become a league where the Super Bowl champs may not be the best team, but the team who gets hot at the right time.

Before you click the "Begin Slideshow" button down there, let me give you a quick heads-up about what's going on.

The title has who the Eagles play and the point spread for the game. The point spread is there to give you an idea of how online books view the Eagles' chances in a given game. I will offer a score and then keep a running record of their straight-up record and their performance against the spread.

Last year I thought they would finish 8-8 straight-up and 7-9 against the number, but like everyone else, I didn't know Mike Vick would have an MVP-caliber year.

Hopefully this year is not filled with as much drama.

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