PFF: Eagles Good Bet to Miss 2020 NFL Playoffs
The Philadelphia Eagles appear to be on their way to snapping their three year streak of making the postseason appearance.
That according to Pro Football Focus, thanks to the team’s two losses to open the 2020 season and their upcoming schedule, placing the Eagles at -170 to miss the playoffs this season.
This number hasn’t moved enough off of its preseason prior, especially given the composition of Philly’s two losses – one to a division foe and one to a team in the Los Angeles Rams that they might be competing against for a wild card spot. Carson Wentz has been playing like one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL through two weeks, and the team has one only one in three games over the past two years against opponents that don’t reside in New York or Washington. This isn’t a good team, and if they get upset against a rested Bengals team, this price will only skyrocket.
A large reason PFF states is the poor play of quarterback Carson Wentz. Wentz currently ranks 20th in the NFL in yards per game (256.0) and 32nd in yards per pass (6.0), QBR and second to last in QB ratings with a 64.4.
After this weeks matchup with 0-2 Cincinnati, Philadelphia’s schedule features games against three consecutive games tough teams, as the Eagles will play San Francisco, Pittsburgh and the Baltimore Ravens over the next three weeks, a combined 5-1 entering Week 3.
The Eagles also face a brutal late season stretch of game with Seattle, Green Bay, New Orleans, Arizona and Dallas over a five week span.
Injuries happen and things change, but after two weeks of play and looking down the road, the Eagles might be a long-shot to make the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.