Analyzing the Eagles Schedule vs. NFL Betting Odds

Everyone will want to see Washington’s Donovan McNabb face his former team.

The first matchup between the Eagles and Redskins will be on October 3rd in Philadelphia.  The Eagles should get some action from those making an NFL bet this season.

NFL betting odds this season gives us the Eagles with a tough opening game against the Green Bay Packers.  If the Eagles can get past that contest they have some winnable games in the next few weeks.  They go to Detroit and Jacksonville in Weeks 2 and 3 before coming home to host the Redskins in a huge game. 

The Eagles really need to take advantage of the early part of their schedule because it is brutal down the stretch.  After the Eagles play the Redskins they go on the road for what might be a tough contest on Sunday night on NBC in Week 5 at San Francisco. They then come home to face Atlanta in Week 6. They travel to Tennessee in Week 7 before their bye comes in Week 8.

After their bye week there is not an easy game on the schedule for the Eagles. They host the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9 and then go to Washington for a Monday night game in Week 10. They host the New York Giants in Week 11 on Sunday night and then go to Chicago in Week 12.  They have a short week in Week 13 as they play Houston at home on Thursday night. They will get some extra rest before a very tough two game road trip to Dallas and the New York Giants in Weeks 14 and 15. They finish up at home with Minnesota and Dallas the final two weeks of the season.

The Eagles are considered a contender in the NFC East this season by those experts who make an NFL bet but the Eagles have a very difficult schedule. There are very few easy games on the slate this season.  Even some of the games they should win early in the season might not be easy as Jacksonville and Detroit could both be improved this season.