Things are looking up. But are the Philadelphia Eagles playoff hopes really increasing?
On Sunday, the top-seeded Titans lost to the bottom-dwelling Texans.
And the Philadelphia Eagles won their second straight, breathing more life into a season that seemed to be going sideways.
Philadelphia Eagles Week 12 Betting Odds
Philadelphia is now 5-6 and has scored at least 30 points in each of the last two games. The Eagles are just a half-game behind the Saints and the 49ers with six weeks left in the season.
And after winning three out of their last four games, Philadelphia’s postseason odds have suddenly surged forward.
As noted in an article by the Philly Voice, the New York Times gives the Eagles a 31-percent chance of making the NFL playoffs. The website FiveThirtyEight has the probability at 38-percent.
And if those numbers don’t provide enough optimism, there’s some hope hidden in the schedule. The combined winning percentage of the Eagles remaining opponents is the lowest in the league.
Add all that together with a newly-formed identity of a gritty, run-first team, and you can see why the Eagles arrow may be pointing up.
“We’ve got tough, gritty guys. That’s gonna win you a lot of football games. When you’re physical and when you’re tough, that’s something throughout the history of football that is shown to help you win games,” Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said. “That common denominator is that they’re tough, they’re nasty, and they’re physical.”
For at least a few more days, the good vibes are easy to find in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Eagles Futures
Here is a quick rundown of the numbers at FanDuel Sportsbook.
Philadelphia Eagles Season Win Total
(All odds via FanDuel Sportsbook)
- Over 8.5: -135
- Under 8.5: +110
Philadelphia Eagles to Make the Playoffs
- Yes: +138
- No: -172
Super Bowl Futures
Top 3 Favorites
- Tampa Bay: +600
- Kansas City: +700
- LA Rams: +850
- Philadelphia: +7000
If you’re looking for a longshot in the NFL’s MVP race, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts might be your man. Hurts has 2,306 passing yards with 13 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He also has 618 rushing yards with 8 touchdowns, enough to lead the team in both categories.
New York is up next
Next Sunday, the Eagles travel north to face the New York Giants at 1 p.m.
Philadelphia opened as a three-point road favorite. The spread has moved slightly following the Giants’ loss on Monday Night Football. The Eagles are now -3.5 on FanDuel Sportsbook, with a moneyline price of -176.
- Wherever the point spread ultimately settles, the game remains a very favorable one for the Eagles.
- With another win, Philadelphia will capture even more momentum and push the team’s odds of making the playoffs even lower.
- For now, things are looking up.
- But a single game and a single week in the NFL can seemingly change everything.
- Just ask the Titans.