The Philadelphia Eagles origins date back to 1933. According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Bert Bell and Lud Wray spent $2,500 to purchase the former Frankford Yellowjackets.
Some Eagles fans may recall the 1943 squad that was temporarily called the Steagles. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh fielded a combined team due to player shortages as a result of World War II.
Unfortunately, there are not too many league championships to highlight over these past 87 years. But there is a passionate nationwide fanbase, and a good bunch of them reside in New Jersey. Many of them are likely talking about how Philly will defend its NFC East title in 2020 or make a run at the NFC championship.
Whether or not they are good bets in the NJ online sports betting world will be determined over the next several months. This Philadelphia Eagles betting page provides a rundown of what to expect in the 2020 NFL season, including:
So let this be your guide to everything Philadelphia Eagles (minus the YouTube videos of “E-A-G-L-E-S!” chants).
Fans seeking odds for the next Eagles’ game can look right here. These are the latest betting lines, thanks to our NFL odds feed of NJ online sportsbooks. The lines are comparable to what bettors will find at Las Vegas sportsbooks, and they can be viewed without leaving the comfort of home.
Do the Philadelphia Eagles have what it takes to punch a Super Bowl 55 ticket to Tampa Bay (taking place Feb. 7)? Its never too early to check out the odds for winning the Super Bowl or the NFC Championship. Click the odds below to go directly to the sportsbook.
Can QB Carson Wentz lead his team to another championship title? If you want to get some futures bets down on Wentz’s chances for NFL MVP or throw a certain number of TDs, here are the odds from the top sportsbooks in NJ.
NFL betting is about much more than whether or not the Philadelphia Eagles come out on the winning side of the moneyline or covering the over. These are the basics.
Props and futures add an extra layer of excitement to the NJ sports betting experience.
Sure, Eagles’ bettors will likely immediately jump to the Super Bowl market (or futures). The odds will shift throughout the season, so finding the best value is key. For example, the Birds +2000 will result in a bigger payout than say +800.
And the options expand far beyond which team will win the Big Game. Wagers linked to the outcome of a future sporting event fall under the futures category. Here are some of the NFL futures available at NJ sportsbooks:
Focusing on total wins, DraftKings Sportsbook has set the Eagles line at 9. The bettor decides whether to take the over (-134) or under (+110). The negative number indicates that the over is favored.
Another option is putting some cash down on what a particular player will do in a specific game or season. These are known as player props, and sportsbooks roll out extensive offerings.
For instance, let’s say you sign into your DraftKings Sportsbook account. As the season gets closer, the NFL menu will include a page of options, from team futures to player futures and props and beyond.
Here are a few examples of player props:
|Sept. 13||Washington Football Team||Away||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Sep. 20||Los Angeles Rams||Home||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Sept. 27||Cincinnati Bengals||Home||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Oct. 4||San Francisco 49ers||Away||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|Oct. 11||Pittsburgh Steelers||Away||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Oct. 18||Baltimore Ravens||Home||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Oct. 22||New York Giants||Home||8:20 p.m.||FOX/NFL Network/Amazon|
|Nov. 1||Dallas Cowboys||Home||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|Nov. 15||New York Giants||Away||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Nov. 22||Cleveland Browns||Away||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Nov. 30||Seattle Seahawks||Home||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|Dec. 6||Green Bay Packers||Away||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|Dec. 13||New Orleans Saints||Home||4:25 p.m.||FOX|
|Dec. 20||Arizona Cardinals||Away||4:05 p.m.||FOX|
|Dec. 27||Dallas Cowboys||Away||4:25 p.m.||FOX|
|Jan. 3||Washington Football Team||Home||1 p.m.||FOX|
It starts with a healthy Wentz. The starting QB has all the makings of a star, but his durability continues to be questioned.
In 56 career games, he has 97 touchdowns versus 35 interceptions. The 2017-18 Super Bowl year (that got cut short due to a torn ACL) remains his best to date (33 TDs versus seven interceptions).
Expect another big year from second-year running back Miles Sanders. He wasted little time displaying his star power in 2019. He rushed for 818 yards and averaged 4.6 yards per carry.
Jalen Reagor, the rookie wide receiver out of TCU, is one to watch. He’s the Birds’ first-round pick, and that comes with high expectations. Is he capable of putting together a 1,000-yard season?
Now here’s the interesting part: Returning starter DeSean Jackson holds the franchise record for receiving yards by a rookie with 912 (set in 2008). Both are penciled in as starters.
Zach Ertz, the reliable tight end, has 525 career receptions, 35 of which are touchdowns.
On the defensive side, Darius Slay is a significant upgrade at cornerback. He is a three-time Pro Bowl selection and has recorded 19 interceptions since the 2014 season. Meanwhile, Fletcher Cox is the anchor on the defensive line. Besides being a five-time Pro Bowl honoree, he has recorded 48 career sacks.
Brandon Graham is the other key cog on the D-line and is now in his 11th year. He currently ranks fifth on the Birds all-time sacks list with 51. This includes 8.5 sacks from last season to go along with 49 tackles.
But of course, it all comes down to winning the big games. And the Eagles have a few on tap this year against their division rivals and NFC foes:
The answer depends on your definition of good and bad.
Philadelphia did win the NFC East title with a 9-7 record and made the playoffs. However, the road to the postseason included way too many injuries to count and several must-win situations. The Birds actually went into Week 14 with a 5-7 record but reeled off four-straight wins over the Giants (twice), Cowboys, and Redskins.
The Wild Card Game took place at Lincoln Financial Field, but like the regular season, it wasn’t pretty. The Seattle Seahawks won 17-9.
The starting lineup for both the offense and defense of the Philadelphia Eagles includes 22 total, 11 on each side of the ball. Below are the predicted starters for the Eagles 2020 season and their positions.
|86||Zach Ertz ||TE||8|
|71||Jason Peters ||LT||17|
|93||Javon Hargrave ||DT||5|
|96||Derek Barnett ||DE||4|
One of the great things about a new season is seeing how quickly the latest NFL Draft picks adjust to the pro game. Here is a look at the 2020 class:
*Has been signed to the practice squad.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys is one of the greatest rivalries in all of pro sports. It’s such a big deal whenever these two teams meet that South Jersey and the Philadelphia area refer to it as Dallas Week.
And for good reason. Check out this list of top 10 memorable moments in the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry.
The two franchises are constantly battling it out for NFC East bragging rights. Over the last four seasons alone, the two teams have alternated as division champs, with the Eagles claiming the most recent crown.
The teams split the two meetings in 2019. Based on the odds available at NJ sportsbooks, it’s looking like they will be battling it out for NFC East supremacy once again.
Overall, this is a rivalry that dates back to the 1960 season. For the trivia buffs out there, the Birds won that meeting 27-25. Philly went on to win the NFL championship that season (before the Super Bowl was a thing).
In total, the Eagles and Cowboys have played each other 122 times, with Dallas holding a 69-53 advantage.
The television networks are well aware of the nationwide following these two storied franchises have, as at least one meeting every season makes the Sunday Night Football schedule. This year it’s Nov. 1.
The Philadelphia Eagles have called Lincoln Financial Field, or The Linc for short, home since the 2003 season.
It’s located in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex and is walking distance from Citizens Bank Park (Phillies) and the Wells Fargo Center (Sixers and Flyers). And come next year, it will be getting a new neighbor in Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia (with a retail sportsbook).
Thanks to the NFL’s national TV contracts, it’s hard to miss a Philadelphia Eagles game. And for Birds fans that’s a pretty big deal, as the team is currently booked for four primetime appearances. CBS, Fox, and NBC are the top over-the-air channels followed by cable bigwigs ESPN and the NFL Network.
Fans can listen to the games on the Eagles Radio Network, which includes SportsRadio 94 WIP on he FM dial.
Merrill Reese and Mike Quick are back in the booth. Howard Eskin will handle the sideline reporting.
Streaming services are another way to watch. Those apps include:
Want to grab a table at a South Jersey sports bar? Well, after months of waiting and waiting, indoor drinking and dining is back. Sure, they are only operating at 25% capacity, but it’s a start. For those skipping the trip to your Atlantic City casino sportsbook of choice, there are several other options.
Here are four places to consider grabbing a table at this season:
1. Chickie’s and Pete’s Marlton offers a great viewing experience for all NFL football fans. We’re talking 60-plus large-screen TVs (60-inches is the smallest) to enjoy every Eagles (or dare we say Cowboys) game.
2. Landmark Americana Glassboro is a popular spot to catch the NFL games with more than 40 TVs.
3. PJ Whelihan’s Pub + Restaurant offers an enjoyable game day experience with more than 60 large screen TVs, including some on the covered outdoor patio.
4. Philly Diner and Sport Bar has expanded outdoor seating with a covered patio and rooftop deck along with an outdoor tent area. As far as the Eagles viewing experience goes, there are 40-plus plasma and HDTVs.
As of this writing, the answer is no. The City of Philadelphia is not permitting large public events through February, which means after the Super Bowl at the earliest.
Instead, the organization will be filling seats with large cut-out versions of fans. It’s similar to what the Philadelphia Phillies have done at Citizens Bank Park. The cutouts cost $100 each, with proceeds from the sales benefiting the Eagles Autism Foundation.
One. The Birds have made three appearances, but Super Bowl 52 in 2018 marks the one-and-only time the franchise raised the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Let’s just say it was a Philly Special in more ways than one.
Before the Super Bowl, however, the Philadelphia Eagles won three NFL championships in 1948, 1949, and 1960.
As long as he stays healthy, Carson Wentz is the man.
The All-Pro quarterback has put together three-straight seasons of 20-plus passing touchdowns and 10 or fewer interceptions. He is only one of six QBs in NFL history to accomplish this feat.
This includes the 2019 season in which Wentz threw 27 touchdowns versus seven interceptions. He finished with 4,039 passing yards and a 93.1 quarterback rating.
The North Dakota State product, who was selected No. 2 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, has experienced his shares of ups and downs due to injuries. His postseason body of work is extremely limited as a result of numerous ailments. Wentz got knocked out of last season’s Wild Card game against the Seahawks as a result of a concussion.
Miles Sanders is a second-year running back out of Penn State University. As a rookie, he wasted little time proving he has what it takes to be an NFL star as a running back and reliable receiver out of the backfield. Sanders racked up more than 1,300 scrimmage yards of offense to go along with six touchdowns and earned All-Rookie recognition.
And the great news for Eagles fans is Sanders is just getting started.
Wide receiver Vince Papale made the Eagles roster after new head coach Dick Vermeil held an open tryout in 1976. He went on to play from 1976 to 1978 as wide receiver and special teams.
In 2006, the Disney movie Invincible was released and based loosely on Papale’s story. Mark Wahlberg played the role of Papale while Greg Kinnear played the role of Vermeil.