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On paper, the Philadelphia Eagles look like the team to beat in the 2011 NFL season. Their main offensive weapon is dual-threat quarterback Michael Vick who, a season ago, accounted for 30 total touchdowns.
He threw for 3,018 yards and 21 touchdowns, while also running for 656 yards and nine touchdowns. Although he can't be expected to surpass those numbers in 2011, he can be expected to come close.
Besides Vick, the Eagles also have deep talent at the running back and wide receiver positions. DeSean Jackson led all Eagles receivers with 1,056 yards. He also had six touchdowns. WR Jeremy Maclin surpassed Jackson in touchdowns with 10 and was close behind him in yards with 964.
Running back LeSean McCoy also had a very impressive season with 1,080 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Keep in mind that he lost carries due to Vick's ability to run.
The Eagles also had one of the best offseasons in the NFL.
They added WR Steve Smith, QB Vince Young and RB Ronnie Brown. Although none of those players is expected to post dazzling numbers, they do add to the depth on the Eagles roster, and all should contribute in some way.
However, the Eagles best acquisition in the offseason was cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. Considered to be the best available cornerback, Asomugha will be joining the extremely talented Asante Samuel and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in Philadelphia's backfield.
Needless to say, opposing quarterbacks will have a tough time when playing the Eagles this season.
With the talent that they have and the ninth easiest schedule in the NFL, the Eagles' path to the playoffs looks very easy indeed.