The Philadelphia Eagles are certainly not the favorite to win the Super Bowl in 2020, and their not even the favorite to win the NFC East according to PA and New Jersey sportsbooks.
The Eagles Super Bowl odds for 2020-2021 place them toward the bottom of the top 10 teams in the NFL. How good of a bet are they? Here’s a look heading into the 2020-21 season.
Eagles Super Bowl Odds 2021
After former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid finally got his hands on the Super Bowl trophy, the oddsmakers at FanDuel Sportsbook initially put the Eagles at 17-1 (+1700) to take home this upcoming season’s crown.
However, the Eagles have slipped to 20-1 (+2000), while the hated Cowboys took their place at 17-1.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Philadelphia Eagles are the 8th favorite to win the Super Bowl behind:
- Kansas City Chiefs: +600
- Baltimore Ravens: +650
- San Fransisco 49ers: +1000
- New Orleans Saints: +1200
- Tampa Bay Bucs: +1400
- Dallas Cowboys: +1700
- New England Patriots: +1700
Here is a look at the Eagles odds at the top PA & NJ online sportsbooks, to win the Super Bowl:
- SugarHouse Sportsbook: +2000
- DraftKings Sportsbook: +2000
- FanDuel Sportsbook: +1900
- BetStars Sportsbook: +2000
- Fox Bet: +2000
- PointsBet: +2000
Here come the 2020-21 Eagles
Typically in the NFL, optimism builds as the season progresses. A team wins a few games, players come through when most needed, here and there a team comes from nowhere to surprise everyone and the bandwagon picks up steam accordingly.
It’s a very organic process that usually works itself out every season.
But with the Eagles, as they head into the 2020 season, that bandwagon is already barreling downhill at full throttle. Though the Birds roster looks much different than when they beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52, Eagles’ fans are ready for an encore at Super Bowl LV 2021 in Atlanta. Following a season where the Eagles overcame key injuries to win the NFC East playoff game, players and fans are looking to make a run this year.
Last year, franchise quarterback Carson Wentz carried the Eagles on his back to the playoffs, while throwing to B-squad wide receivers most of the season.
Going into the 2020-21 NFL season, the Birds added a few missing pieces at key positions that make to look Carson Wentz’s team much more dynamic. They Eagles addressed their biggest weakness using their first overall pick to draft WR Jalen Reagor and trading for Marquise Goodwin.
The Eagles also brought back S Rodney McLeod and DB Jalen Mills, while adding other defensive standouts like DT Javon Hargrave, Nickell Robey-Coleman and CB Darius Slay.
It starts with the Eagles quarterback
Yes, it’s a quarterbacks league, and the Eagles and their fans are as optimistic as they come about the future with Wentz behind center.
Though he showed some rust in 2018, last year Wentz put the team on his back just like he did during the run to the Super Bowl in 2017. In 2017 Wentz was posting MVP-type numbers, leading the Eagles to an 11-2 record, throwing for 33 touchdowns with just seven interceptions and a 101.9 quarterback rating. He also rushed for 299 yards at 4.7 yards per carry, which likely would have been second-best on the team if he had been able to finish the season.
Will we see the Wentz of 2017 carry his team to the 2020-21 NFL Super Bowl. I don’t see why not.
“Carson has no limitations. I’m not going to hold him back,” head coach Doug Pederson told reporters.
The Eagles 2020-21 schedule
Training camp hasn’t even begun yet, but the consensus around the NFL is that the NFC East is a two-team race. There are the Dallas Cowboys and the Eagles. The New York Giants and Washington Redskins should equal four victories for the Eagles in 2020.
Based on 2019 wins, which isn’t necessarily the best way to judge the strength of schedule, the Eagles’ have the 26th-hardest schedule in the league.
Their toughest stretch of games lasts from week 12 to week 16. Philadelphia hosts Seattle on Monday Night Football then travels to Green Bay to face the Packers on a short week. After facing three straight playoff teams they have back-to-back road games against the Cardinals and Cowboys.
- Week 1: Sept. 13: at Redskins, 1 p.m., Fox
- Week 2: Sept. 20: Rams, 1 p.m., Fox
- Week 3: Sept. 27: vs. Bengals, 1 p.m., CBS
- Week 4: Oct. 4: at 49ers (Sunday Night Football), 8:20 p.m., NBC
- Week 5: Oct. 11: at Steelers, 1 p.m., Fox
- Week 6: Oct. 18: vs. Ravens, 1 p.m., CBS
- Week 7: Oct. 22: vs. Giants (Thursday Night Football), 8:20 p.m., Fox/NFL Network/Amazon Prime
- Week 8: Nov. 1: vs. Cowboys (Sunday Night Football), 8:20 p.m., NBC
- Week 9: Nov. 8: BYE WEEK
- Week 10: Nov. 15: at Giants, 1 p.m., Fox
- Week 11: Nov. 22: at Browns, 1 p.m., Fox
- Week 12: Nov. 30: vs. Seahawks (Monday Night Football), 8:15 p.m., ESPN
- Week 13: Dec. 6: at Packers, 4:25 p.m., CBS
- Week 14: Dec. 13: vs. Saints, 4:25 p.m., Fox
- Week 15: Dec. 20: at Cardinals, 4:05 p.m., Fox
- Week 16: Dec. 27: at Cowboys, 4:25 p.m., Fox
- Week 17: Jan. 4: vs. Redskins, 1 p.m., Fox