Philadelphia Eagles vs St. Louis Rams Odds, Prediction and Pick
In the opening week of the 2011 NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles travel to St. Louis to take on the Rams. The Eagles are one of the early favorites to win the 2011 Super Bowl, and have done quite a bit to upgrade their team in this offseason. The Eagles have made additions of players like Jason Babin, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and the big time addition of Nnamdi Asomugha. The Rams on the other hand have done some work on upgrading their most needed position, wide receiver, by adding Mike Sims-Walker. Both teams will be in the hunt for the playoffs this year, but the Eagles are indeed looking like a Super Bowl squad. The week 1 match-up will feature two big named quarterbacks in Michael Vick and Sam Bradford, and should draw quite a bit of attention from around the league. Both teams will have a few things to figure out about how their new players will blend together, which should make this game all the more interesting. The Eagles finished last year at 10-6 and won the NFC East, while the Rams finished at 7-9 and finished in second in the NFC West. This opening week game will kick off on September 11th, 2011 at 1:00pm ET
» Odds and Sports Betting Line
- Philadelphia Eagles: -4.5
- St. Louis Rams: +4.5
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» Free Prediction
While both teams should be improved from a year ago, and both should be near the top of their divisions to end the year; this game should set a tone for the rest of the year for the Eagles. Philadelphia has added quite a bit of fire power all over the field, especially on defense. They'll also have Michael Vick at his healthiest in week 1, and this should make quite a bit of difference. Expect the game to be close almost up until halftime, with the Eagles and Vick to run away with it in the second half. I'm taking the Philadelphia Eagles to win the game here.
- Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles- 31 St. Louis Rams- 17
» Free Pick
With all of the new additions that the Eagles have had in the 2011 offseason, it's fairly surprising that they are only favored by 4.5 here. Philadelphia has one of the best defenses in the NFL, and definitely has the best secondary. It'll be tough for this young Rams team to knock off the high powered Eagles in their week 1 match-up. I'm picking the Philadelphia Eagles to cover here.
- Pick: Philadelphia Eagles -4.5