ESPN's 2020 FPI: Cowboys to win NFC East over Eagles

Andrew Porter
May 26, 2020 - 9:37 am

The Philadelphia Eagles have a 4.3-percent chance---sixth highest in the NFL---to win the 2020 Super Bowl, according to ESPN's 2020 Football Power Index

The Chiefs, Ravens, Saints, 49ers, Cowboys, and Eagles round out of the top six. Dallas has a 4.8-percent chance, just slightly higher than Philly, while Andy Reid and the Chiefs have a 21-percent chance to repeat as champions. 

Furthermore, the ESPN FPI projects the Eagles to win 9.1 games, just less than the Cowboys' 9.3 wins in the NFC East. The Giants are projected to win 6.1 games, while Washington is at 5.5. 

Offensively, the Eagles are ranked as the 7th best team in the NFL. With the additions of rookie WR Jalen Reagor, WR Marquise Goodwin, and the return of DeSean Jackson their wide receiving unit expects to among the fastest in the league. Carson Wentz is entering his 5th NFL season and seems poised for a big season, as long as he remains healthy, of course. And second-year RB Miles Sanders is talking about MVP seasons and stuff. 

Defensively, the Eagles are ranked, respectively, as the 10th best team in the NFL, per ESPN's FPI rankings. The Eagles signed free-agent DT Javon Hargrave and lost safety Malcolm Jenkins. But the big addition to the Eagles' defense is newly signed star cornerback Darius Slay, who should help the Eagles' secondary issues.