Bacon, Eggs and Eagles – Are Eagles NFC East Favorites?


While it appears that many believe the Dallas Cowboys are the favorites to win the NFC East in 2015. One of their former greats, wide receiver Michael Irvin, believes that the Philadelphia Eagles are the favorites to win the division in the upcoming season. Irvin isn’t the only person that’s high on the Eagles’ chances, starting outside linebacker Connor Barwin is ‘excited’ about the team’s potential following an offseason full of moves on both sides of the ball. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!

Irvin: Eagles Are The NFC East FavoritesChris McPherson of

"The Dallas Cowboys are the defending NFC East champions. No team has won the NFC East in back-to-back seasons since the Eagles did back in 2004. Hall of Fame wide receiver and NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin thinks the trend will continue in 2015. The former Cowboy believes that the Eagles are the team to beat.“Philly is the favorite in the NFC East,” Irvin said on The Ron Jaworski Show on 97.5 The Fanatic. “I have to be able to separate my head from my heart.”"

Barwin: I’m Excited About Our PotentialChris McPherson of

"There has been a lot of change this offseason at the NovaCare Complex, but one of the constants has been linebacker Connor Barwin.Success hasn’t changed Barwin, who led the NFC with a career-high 14.5 sacks in 2014. After earning Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors for the first time last year, Barwin has been at the NovaCare Complex throughout the entire offseason with a singular mindset – to be even better in 2015."

Football Outsiders projects the Eagles to finish 9-7, Cowboys to win NFC EastJimmy Kempski of

"Football Outsiders, which is a statistics-driven website that is also part of ESPN’s In$iders offering, published their early 2015 win projections, and they see the Eagles finishing at 9-7, with a “mean wins” total of 8.7. That is third in the NFC East."

Eagle Eye: Why Sam Bradford Will Thrive – Fran Duffy of

"Anytime there is a change of the guard at the quarterback position, it’s going to be met with a ton of attention. A wide-ranging spectrum of emotions will flow from the team, fans and media, whether it be excitement, anxiety or even scrutiny. “Franchise quarterbacks” do not grow on trees. They are rarely available to be had in the prime of their careers.In the case of Sam Bradford, whose career with the St. Louis Rams was largely affected by injuries and the fact that he played under four different offensive coordinators in five seasons (Pat Shurmur, Josh McDaniels, Brian Schottenheimer and newly hired Frank Cignetti), the Eagles are getting a quarterback with what Chip Kelly called a “tremendous skill set” and the pedigree to be a team’s signal caller moving forward."

La’el CollinsTommy Lawlor of

"More than a few people thought the Eagles should have signed La’el Collins after the draft. Heck, plenty of people thought the team should have drafted him in the 7th round.I’m not so sure."

As if the Eagles couldn’t get any better off the field with what they do to support the community, wide receiver Riley Cooper and quarterback Tim Tebow recorded this video for a high school student with a brain tumor, Collin “Bear” Shank:

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