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5 Early Predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2014 Season

5 Early Predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles' 2014 Season

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The Philadelphia Eagles seemingly came out of nowhere to win the NFC East during the 2013 season. After a 4-12 record in 2012, expectations were not very high entering last year. Now fresh off a division title, will the Eagles be able to continue to build success? Will Chip Kelly’s offense improve, or will teams begin to figure him out? Will Billy Davis’ defense find a superstar? Here are five early predictions for the 2014 season.

5. LeSean McCoy will Lead the NFC in Rushing

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5. LeSean McCoy will Lead the NFC in Rushing

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Good thing the title of this article isn’t “bold predictions.” Nevertheless, McCoy arguably has not even entered his prime, and at 25-years-old is destined for another monstrous season.

4. Mychal Kendricks will Make the Pro Bowl

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4. Mychal Kendricks will Make the Pro Bowl

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Kendricks has had some ups and downs during his first two NFL seasons. However, things seemed to come together in the second half of last year, as he became a legitimate ball-hawk. Kendricks would be the first Eagles’ linebacker to make the Pro Bowl since Jeremiah Trotter.

3. Jordan Matthews will Outshine Riley Cooper

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3. Jordan Matthews will Outshine Riley Cooper

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Cooper had an eventful season in 2013, and while he will continue to be a big part of the offense, I think his numbers will come down this year. Matthews will be a big reason why, as his natural ability and work ethic will give Kelly no choice but to find him more snaps during the season.

2. Nick Foles will Improve Upon his 2013 Campaign

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2. Nick Foles will Improve Upon his 2013 Campaign

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He may not have a 27-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio, but Foles will cement his place as Philadelphia’s starter for the foreseeable future.

1. The Eagles will go 5-1 vs. the NFC East

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1. The Eagles will go 5-1 vs. the NFC East

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This division is among the weakest in the NFL. If the Eagles can take care of business within, they should be celebrating another division crown.