When it was time to pick the winners in this week’s slate of games, the fact that Eagles coach Andy Reid has generated a perfect 13-0 record after the bye was all I needed to know.
But there’s more.
As Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com explains it, Reid also has done very well against defenses run by Falcons coordinator Mike Nolan.
Reid has won six of seven games against Nolan, either as defensive coordinator or head coach. Reid also has won the last five against Nolan.
Combining Reid’s record against Nolan with two weeks to prepare and the desperation the Eagles currently are feeling, picking the 3-3 Eagles to beat the 6-0 Falcons suddenly doesn’t sound so crazy.
Which probably means the Eagles will lose.