5 Reasons Why Philadelphia Eagles Are Super Bowl-Bound

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5 Reasons Why The Philadelphia Eagles Are Super Bowl-Bound

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The Philadelphia Eagles ride into the playoffs as the hottest team in football, and seem to be really coming together as a team.

Make no mistake about it, every team in the NFC was rooting for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night. The Eagles are riding a wave of momentum right now and will be a tough out. The Eagles will host their first playoff game since the 2010 season.

You just know the Eagles fans are craving for some playoff football at the Linc. It will be no easy feat going up against the high-powered New Orleans Saints, who feature two of the deadliest offensive weapons in Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham.

Remember that the Saints are a totally different team outdoors though. This Eagles team looks primed for a playoff run. In many ways, they remind me of last season's Baltimore Ravens with many of the ingredients to turn in a magical postseason.

The Seattle Seahawks are still the biggest threat to any team's Super Bowl hopes. Century Link Field is a nearly impossible place to play, especially come playoff time with that deafening noise box of an environment.

As we have seen, however, anything can happen in the playoffs. In recent seasons, the teams you would least expect to have success won the whole thing. Playoff football is amazing because of that fact.

Everyone has a puncher's chance. Let's take a look at five reasons why the Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl-bound.

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5. Nick Foles' Hot Hand

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Nick Foles is the hottest quarterback in football right now. His 119.2 QB rating led the league over MVP lock Peyton Manning, and was the third-highest rating of all time. No. 9 will be crucial to a potential Super Bowl run.

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4. Play-making Defense

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The Philadelphia Eagles' defense may not be one of the elite units in the league, but they make plays when it counts. That was never more evident than when no. 22 Brandon Boykin stepped in front of a Kyle Orton throw to seal up the division for the Eagles. This defense will have to play more bend-but-don't-break football if the Eagles want to make a Super Bowl run.

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3. Hottest Team In Football

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The Eagles are the hottest team in the league. They are winners of seven of their last eight and go into the playoffs on a roll. As we have seen in the past, being on a roll in December usually translates to success in January. The Eagles may ride this wave of momentum all the way to a Super Bowl berth.

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2. The Best Running Back In Football

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What can you say about LeSean McCoy? He now tops the franchise list in rushing yards for a single season, as well as yards from scrimmage. He also won the rushing title by a huge margin. If it wasn't for Peyton Manning's historic season, you are looking at your MVP. McCoy's talents won't go unnoticed in January.

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1. Chip Kelly's Offensive Concepts

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Chip Kelly has been brilliant in his first season. The Eagles have set franchise records on offense with 442 points, 6,676 net yards and 53 total touchdowns. Kelly's offense works regardless of how fleet of foot his quarterback is. His offense has been a problem especially for teams who only see it once. This is a big advantage in the playoffs for the Eagles, who will see every team in their bracket for the first time.


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