WHY EAGLES ARE A LOCK AT -6 TO BEAT WFT AND COVER ON SEPT. 13!

So say CBS Sports experts Cody Benjamin, Jordan Dajani and Patrik Walker:

Benjamin: This might be the easiest bet of the season. (And that statement will inevitably come back to haunt me.) Since 2017, the Eagles are 6-0 against Washington and have won by more than six points all but once, averaging a 12.8-point margin of victory during that span. That may not mean much for 2020, you say, but then consider Washington is the clearest definition of a rebuilding NFL franchise, in every fashion possible. The Eagles, meanwhile, have a healthy Carson Wentz, more weapons and a mostly returning coaching staff. Ride with Doug Pederson.

Dajani: The Eagles have won the last six games against Washington and the “Football Team” is coming off a nightmare of a season. They were forced to change their name and their uniforms, and they were blasted in the media. On the other hand, Philly is on the upswing in almost every way. Go ahead and take the Eagles.

Walker: My belief in the Washington Football Team to do things right in 2020 is virtually nonexistent, but I fully expect the Eagles to push the Cowboys to the limit in the NFC East. To that end, I not only think this is the safest bet for Week 1, but I actually expect it to sway more in Philadelphia’s favor as the opener approaches. Carson Wentz is healthy and 5-2 against Washington, who has just as many questions in their secondary as they’ve ever had. The jury is out on just how much Dwayne Haskins has progressed, but the Eagles defense front is as rabid as they are talented, and the second-year QB is in for the fight of his life — in what could become a blowout loss.

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