America’s team? No way. Many sports bettors seem to think the Cowboys are overrated. Do you agree?
While the Cowboys are favorites to repeat as NFC East champions, bettors at Caesars Sportsbook aren’t exactly behind them, according to a report by CBSSports.com.
The book says more bets have been placed on the Eagles, Commanders and Giants to win the NFC East than the Cowboys.
Don’t be shocked by this sudden change of heart. No team has won back-to-back titles in the NFC East since the Eagles did it in 2003 and 2004. That statistical oddity might make gamblers less willing to bet on Dallas.
Also, CBSSports.com also points out that there is legalized sports betting in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Washington, D.C. also has legalized sports betting. Texas does not.
Miles Sanders’ Siblings More famous than their bro?
Eagles running back Miles Sanders says he isn’t even the most famous Sanders in his family.
On the “Eagles Insider” podcast on philadelphiaeagles.com, Sanders talked about his successful brothers.
- “My little brother Kobe, he’s a fashion designer, model, graphic designer,” Sanders said.
- Kobe has worked for Converse, Prada and Louis Vuitton, among other brands, Sanders said. “He’s met Kanye [West].”
- “My oldest brother, Brian, is a local music producer throughout Pittsburgh,” Sanders said.
- Brian works with Wiz Khalifa’s label, Taylor Gang.
- “He didn’t play football,” Sanders said. “He liked the music life. He’s my biggest fan.”
SIRIANNI NO. 2 IN SENIORITY
And just like that, Nick Sirianni has the second-most tenure among Philadelphia coaches.
Sirianni is in his second season and has coached all of 18 games.
Who has the most tenure in Philly?
- It’s the Sixers’ Doc Rivers, who hasn’t exactly been in Philly forever. The Sixers hired Rivers on Oct. 3, 2020.
- The Phillies’ Rob Thomson was promoted to interim manager on June 4, replacing Joe Girardi.
- The Flyers hired John Tortorella on June 17. He replaced interim coach Mike Yeo, who replaced Alain Vigneault. The Flyers fired Vigneault on Dec. 6.
What do they say? Rent, don’t buy.
DEVON ALLEN STILL FLYING
Eagles wide receiver/Olympics track star Devon Allen continues his speedy summer.
Allen won another 110-meter hurdles race, this time in Paris, weeks after running the third-fastest time *ever* in the event.
Allen won the Paris race in 13.16 seconds, a blink of an eye slower than his amazing 12.84 time he ran in the NYC Grand Prix. It was his third victory in the Diamond League series.
Allen, 27, is a free agent hoping to grab a job with the Eagles despite not playing football since 2016 with the Oregon Ducks. He competed in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.
OVER/UNDER ON THE EAGLES AND NFC EAST
Fox Bet has listed new Philadelphia Eagles betting odds. The over/under win total for the Eagles is now at 9.5. If the Eagles win 10 games or more, the “over” wins the bet. If they win nine games or fewer, the “under” wins the bet.
While the “over” looks tempting, remember the Eagles have won 10 games only once since 2014. They won 13 games in 2017, the Super Bowl year.
The over/under wagers for the rest of the NFC East:
- Dallas: 10.5
- Washington: 7.5
- NY Giants: 6.5
GETTING A CHARGE OUT OF LA
Bolt Beat, a blog about the LA Chargers, wrote what divisions the Chargers would dominate if they weren’t in the brutal AFC West.
They predicted the Chargers would dominate the NFC East, AFC South and NFC North.
About the NFL East:
“The NFC East has been the laughingstock of NFL divisions in recent years and while it does seem to be improving, the Chargers would still undoubtedly be the best team in the division and would likely have a 5-1 record at worst in those divisional games. The Dallas Cowboys do have talent, especially on the defensive end, and the Philadelphia Eagles are getting better. However, the Cowboys have a horrible head coach while the Eagles have a pretty below-average quarterback.
“The New York Giants are a mess and nobody is scared of Carson Wentz up in the Nation’s Capital. Granted, if the Chargers joined the division then one of these teams would have to get the boot but it would not really matter much who gets the boot. The Chargers would pound on each of these teams during the 2022 season and would comfortably win the division. Last year the Chargers went 3-1 against the NFC East with the only loss being to the Dallas Cowboys and the referees in Week 2.”
The Eagles lost to the Chargers last year, 27-24, in Week 9. The Chargers haven’t made the playoffs since 2018.