Philadephia Eagles: Most Over-Hyped NFL Team in 2009?

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Published: July 9, 2009

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... are being proclaimed by the pundits as preseason favorites to win the NFC. Also like the Boys of '08, these prognostications are based on hype rather than substance.

 

While the Eagles did make it to the NFC title game last year, they were still a nine- win team that squeaked into the playoffs. I say "squeaked" because the Philadelphia Eagles didn't come roaring into the playoffs—they lost in Week 16 to the Washington Redskins by a score of 10-3. Playing for their playoff lives, they could only muster three points against a Redskins team with nothing but pride to play for.

 

And now, 2009. Nobody seems to remember anything about the 2008 season except that the Eagles ended up in the NFC title game. So, with the addition of a tackle that had a mediocre...

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