Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Week 2: Who's picking the Eagles?

Join me for a live chat during today's Eagles-Saints game at 1 p.m.

Week 2: Who's picking the Eagles?

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Join me for a live chat during today's Eagles-Saints game at 1 p.m.

In the meantime, our weekly look at national predictions:

SI.com's Peter King goes with the Saints, 29-20:

With or without Donovan McNabb, the Eagles won't find a way to stop the hottest quarterback on the planet, Drew Brees.

Seven of eight ESPN experts go with New Orleans.

FoxSports.com experts are split, with three picking the Eagles and three picking the Saints.

CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco has the Eagles winning, 30-27:

This game loses some luster with Donovan McNabb almost certainly out. That means Kevin Kolb steps in at quarterback for the Eagles. He might be forced to keep up against a Saints offense that saw Drew Brees throw six touchdown passes last week. He won't have that same success here against the Eagles. But Kolb will need to play well. I think he does.

Two of three Yahoo experts and 75 percent of Yahoo users like New Orleans.

Pro Football Talk has the Eagles earning a 31-21 victory:

Lost in the consternation regarding Donovan McNabb’s broken rib is the fact that the Philly defense shattered the spirit of Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme. And even without defensive coordinator Jim Johnson, safety Brian Dawkins, and middle linebacker Stewart Bradley, the Eagles haven’t missed a beat.

All six writers from the New Orleans Times-Picayune pick the Saints.

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