Tom Pelissaro of USA Today:
This might cross over from bold to stupid, but I’ll make the prediction anyway:
The Eagles will emerge as a darkhorse to win the NFC title. This would require quarterback Sam Bradford to play a whole lot better than he has to this point, among other things.
But the Eagles didn’t go 10-6 each of the past two seasons because Chip Kelly is a lousy coach. Kelly knows offense. And the Eagles’ defense has been more productive than the gross yardage numbers indicate. They’re seventh in yards allowed per play and lead the league with 19 takeaways.
As bad as it has looked at times and as much scrutiny as Kelly faces for his makeover of the roster, don’t count out the Eagles just yet. Sunday’s trip to Dallas is a big one. The Eagles lost to the Cowboys (with Tony Romo) 20-10 on Sept. 20 in Philly and are 1-2 within the NFC East.
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