Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Some prognosticators can't wait. They have to predict NFL team's fortune even before training camp. Of course, these premature evaluators are about as accurate as a golfer wearing oven mitts. But, hey, if it's football it still fascinates. So here's who's predicted what so far. Bottom line: Everybody thinks the Eagles will be better, but nobody's predicting a return to playoff-shoe-in status. By the way, if you know of an overlooked respectable source, name-drop it in a comment.
Eagles in Rankings
9th. Tied with other 3 teams in NFC East, in odds of winning next Super Bowl, vegas-sportsbetting.com.
9th. Tied with 5 other teams, at 20-1 odds against winning Super Bowl, betusa.com.
12th. Just below the Cowboys, says Paul Domowitch, today's Philadelphia Daily News.
Not in Top 10. But Cowboys and Redskins are, says Trent Modglin of Pro Football Weekly. He puts Eagles "on the cusp."
Not lower than 17th. Profootballtalk is doing a countdown. No NFC East team's in the bottom half.
14th. Tied with Miami Dolphins in odds to win Super Bowl at 18-1 against. Bodog.com.
17th. Behind Cowboys, Giants and Redskins in Super Bowl odds. MGM Mirage Race & Sports Book.
17th. Online Gambling Insider.
17th. A Sporting News blogger.
A view on the NFC East
"Too close to call." Vic Carrucci, NFL.com.