The Philadelphia Eagles had a solid 2013 season as they amassed a 10-6 record during the regular season despite fighting off some rather significant injuries.
Treading water during the early portion of the season which saw the Eagles struggle out of the gate, Chip Kelly was able to march Philadelphia into the postseason with two straight wins to close out the year and a 4-1 record in their final five games.
Needless to say, they were playing their best football at the right time of the year and looked to be in position to knock off the New Orleans Saints given they had home field advantage in the the cold. But Drew Brees had other intentions as the Eagles were shocked by the Saints, losing in heartbreaking fashion.
Still, to reach the promised land you often have to go through struggles and NBC’s Chris Collinsworth believes the time is now for the Philadelphia Eagles as he picked them to make the Super Bowl this season.
Asked who would be his favorite to come out of the NFC, the former wide receiver gave the following answer.
“You know the team that I think will have a chance this year, is the Philadelphia Eagles,” Collinsworth said during Sunday’s broadcast. “I just feel like Chip Kelly and what they did in that first year with that offense, I know they didn’t get it all in, and this year maybe a little bit more advanced Nick Foles. So I’m kind of keeping my eye on the Philadelphia Eagles.”
It’s difficult to imagine a healthy Seattle Seahawks or San Francisco 49ers team not putting up a fight in the NFC, but there’s no doubt the Eagles are trending upwards.
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