NFL Record Predictions: Where do the Redskins end up in the pack?
By Ian Cummings
In a tiebreaker with a certain NFC South team, the Philadelphia Eagles take the NFC 2-seed, and not the 1-seed. But nothing about the Eagles says “runner-up”. They’re fielding a complete team, and they’re back to fight for a Super Bowl title.
On offense, Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz are primed to mount a resurgence of their 2017 brilliance, with players such as Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Nelson Agholor, and the awesome Zach Ertz in the lineup. The offensive line which facilitates the Eagles attack is one of the best in the league, and on the other side of the trenches, the Eagles have similar talent in Fletcher Cox, Timmy Jernigan, Brandon Graham, and Josh Sweat.
On the second level, the Eagles boast top-notch talent as well, and in the secondary, they’re elite at their best, and where they aren’t elite (cornerback), they’re at least deep, if uninspiring. There are few weaknesses on this Eagles team, and a great coach can iron out a certain amount of weaknesses. Doug Pederson is that coach, and he should have the Eagles ready to dominate the NFC East, with potential sweeps of the Redskins, Cowboys, and Giants incoming.