Thursday, December 25, 2014

Who's picking the Eagles?

Here's a roundup of Eagles picks from across the Web.

Who's picking the Eagles?

Here's a roundup of Eagles picks from across the Web.

I'll be back at 4 p.m. to host our live chat from the Linc.

And in case you missed it, yesterday we posted about the different scenarios the Eagles could face in terms of postseason seeding.

Paul Domowitch of the Daily News likes the Eagles, 27-17.

Les Bowen goes with the Birds, 20-12.

SI.com's Peter King picks the Eagles, 27-13:

Men of the Horse need more production from Kyle Orton, and I don't see it starting on a winter day in south Philly. Denver has lost six times since Nov. 1, and in those losses, they have put up 7, 10, 17, 3, 16 and 19 points.

Peter Schrager of FoxSports.com predicts a 28-23 Eagles win:

The Correll Buckhalter Bowl! OK, OK. Everyone in Philly knows it’s the Brian Dawkins Bowl on Sunday. I’m curious to see how the home crowd greets Dawkins, the longtime Eagles locker room leader and team captain. Eagles back LeSean McCoy has 606 rush yards, the most ever by an Eagles rookie. Donovan McNabb is 9-1 in his past 10 December starts. With a revved-up home crowd and a first-round bye still possible, look for Philly to win a hard-fought one over Josh McDaniels’ gang Sunday. McCoy and McNabb each have big afternoons.

Accuscore says Eagles 24.7, Broncos 18.4.

CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco goes with a 26-17 Eagles victory:

This is a huge game for both teams. The Eagles are fighting for the AFC East title, while the Broncos are gunning for a wild-card spot in the AFC. Denver went to Indianapolis a couple of weeks ago and rallied from a 21-0 deficit to make it close. Then they lost last week to Oakland -- at home. The Eagles will be ready here. Look for Donovan McNabb and that passing game to have a big day, while Kyle Orton struggles.

Four of six CBSSports.com experts pick the Eagles.

Pro Football Talk likes the Broncos, 28-24:

This game is Denver’s season and they will be ready after last week’s embarrassing loss to Oakland. The Broncos have defeated four playoff teams and have the secondary to stop Philly’s fast break attack. They can defeat one more.

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post goes with the Eagles, 27-17:

Brain Dawkins comes home on Sunday to Philly, and he is bringing a secondary that does have the ability to contain WR DeSean Jackson. But, the issue right now for the Broncos is the running game — on both sides of the ball. RB Knowshon Moreno has averaged under three yards per carry in his last two games and the Raiders put up over 200 yards on the Denver front seven in last week’s win. Add that to the fact that Philly is playing as well as anyone right now, and I am going with McNabb and the Eagles.


Week 16 picks

Last week: 6-9-1
Overall: 106-109-2

RAIDERS (+3) at Browns
CHIEFS (+13.5) at Bengals
DOLPHINS (-1.5) vs. Texans
GIANTS (-8) vs. Panthers
BUCS (+14) at Saints
JAGUARS (+10) at Patriots
RAVENS (+3) at Steelers (MC's Pick of the Week. He's 9-6)
PACKERS (-14) vs. Seahawks
BILLS (+9) at Falcons
RAMS (+15) at Cardinals
LIONS (+14) at 49ers
BRONCOS (+7) at Eagles (Note: I like the Eagles to win, but Denver to cover.)
COLTS (-4) vs. Jets
COWBOYS (-7) at Redskins
BEARS (+7) vs. Vikings

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