Previews for every NFC team

Scouts Inc. breaks down the game plans for every team in the NFC

Originally Published: August 31, 2011
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Michael VickAl Bello/Getty ImagesFor the Philadelphia Eagles, anything short of a Super Bowl win will be a disappointment this year.

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Philadelphia Eagles

2010 Record: 10-6
2011 Projected Record: 12-4

Pass Offense:
Andy Reid has tweaked this version of the West Coast to fit Vick's skill set. The Eagles love the vertical pass and have outstanding playmakers in WRs DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, but they need to get back to finding TE Brent Celek over the middle.

Rush Offense:
Philly runs only about 40 percent of the time, using mostly draws and misdirection, especially against D's it can spread out. The Eagles struggle to pound the ball with RB LeSean McCoy, making it hard to finish games.

Pass Defense:
Before signing Asomugha, the Eagles would have played more assignment-oriented football with fewer blitzes. Now Castillo has three corners to use in man coverage and can unleash his full arsenal. The addition of DE Jason Babin will help when they rush four.


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