Eagles Are Being Disrespected by 2020 NFL Season Win Total Despite Being Reigning NFC East Champions

Max Staley
Carson Wentz and the Eagles' 2020-21 win total might be a little too low.
Carson Wentz and the Eagles' 2020-21 win total might be a little too low. / Steven Ryan/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles won the NFC East despite suffering a litany of injuries and getting off to a 5-7 start in 2019. The team has already made some legitimate improvements at key areas of need as well. Last season, Philadelphia had a league-average pass defense, according to Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics. Trading for Darius Slay, one of the league's best cornerbacks, should help shore up the secondary.

Despite the impressive offseason, the over/under for the Eagles' 2020-21 win total has been set at just 9.5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

While the Eagles have added Slay, the Dallas Cowboys lost Byron Jones in free agency. And yet, the two have an equal over/under, at 9.5 wins. The Cowboys also lost Maliek Collins and Robert Quinn, two valuable pass-rushers. In fact, Quinn even had the NFL's highest pass rush win rate among all edge rushers. That kind of production is going to be difficult to replace.

The Eagles, on the other hand, also look poised to address another one of their problem areas from last season: their skill-position group. Judging by the odds, it appears Philadelphia is going to draft a wide receiver in the first round. That should help fix a WR corps that failed to produce any receiver with more than 490 yards last season.

Philadelphia seems to be trending in the right direction this offseason, and the same can't really be said for Dallas. Giving both franchises an over/under of 9.5 is disrespectful to the Eagles – the reigning champions in the NFC East.

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