This time last season, the Eagles got absolutely no respect. They were coming off a 4-12 season, they were unsettled at the QB position, their defensive scheme was a complete unknown, and there was a new coaching staff in place.
Just for fun, I went back and found the 2013 NFC East predictions for the experts at ESPN, CBS, FOX, Sports Illustrated, and USA Today. There were a total of 63 writers who made picks from those media outlets. They all picked anyone but the Eagles to win the NFC East. To note, I'm not trying to be a ball buster here. I don't remember who I picked to win the division last year (Redskins?), but it wasn't the Eagles.
Let's start with the worldwide leader:
Here are the experts from CBS and FOX:
And finally, Sports Illustrated and USA Today:
The final tally:
But you know who did get it right? My daughter, who was 16 months old at the time.
Happy 4th of July!
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