The Eagles and Lions will open the season at Ford Field, the site of last season’s 44-6 road when for Philadelphia that helps catapult the team to a postseason appearance.
The Birds developed their run-first mentality that afternoon after Boston Scott and Jordan Howard each had two touchdowns on the ground, helping Philadelphia amass 236 total yards rushing.
The Eagles broke a two-game losing streak and will look to use Sunday’s opener as momentum for a huge Week 2 home matchup against the Vikings on Monday Night Football.
The experts have made their pick, and Philadelphia is an overwhelming road favorite.
NFL.com -- Eagles
NFL.com has Philadelphia winning a close, high-scoring battle.
The Ringer -- Eagles
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The Ringer has Philadelphia escaping Detroit win a hard-fought win.
ESPN -- Eagles
7 of ESPN’s nine analysts are picking Philadelphia.
CBS Sports -- Eagles
CBS Sports’ entire crew of analysts is picking Philadelphia on the road.
Sports Illustrated (The MMQB)
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Albert Breer and the company are rolling with Philadelphia.
USA Today -- Eagles
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Everyone but Mike Jones from USA Today is picking the Eagles.