Eagles Are – Unsurprisingly – Favorites to Win NFC East

Earlier this week, a Supreme Court ruling came down that will revolutionize sports gambling in the United States. 

And it's all happening at time when the Eagles are on top of the world. 

While the Eagles have consistently had the second-best odds (after the Patriots) to win Super Bowl LIII since they won Super Bowl LII, they are the favorites to win the NFC East, according to Bovada. 

Here are the full 2018 opening division odds: 

Eagles: 5/8
Cowboys: 7/2
Giants: 6/1
Redskins: 15/2

The Vikings, Saints and Rams are the favorites to win the other NFC divisions. 

If the Eagles are able to win the division in 2018, it'll be the first time a team has won the NFC East in back-to-back seasons in over a decade. The Eagles were actually the last team to do it, winning the division for four consecutive seasons in the early 2000s (01-04). 

In the 13 seasons since the 2004 season, the Eagles have won the division four times. The Cowboys have won it four times, the Giants three times and the Redskins twice. 

It would buck the recent trend if the Eagles win the NFC East, but after winning 13 games last year and returning most of their starters from the Super Bowl - not to mention getting several key injured players back - the Eagles should have a pretty good shot. 

The Eagles won 13 games last year and the next closest team was Dallas with nine wins. Washington (7) and New York (3) combined to win fewer games than the Eagles. Really, it would be disappointing if the Eagles didn't win the division.

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