Posted: 9/4/2012 11:31:59 PM
I usually like to use home teams but I believe Philly is the right pick for a few reasons.
1. Their home schedule and overall schedule is brutal. @ Cleveland wk 1 and @ wk 3 Arizona look like the 2 easiest games on their schedule. Their home games are vs Baltimore, NYG, Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas, Carolina, Cinci, and Washington. I don't see a easy game at all @ home..... or at least not until late in the season. The pool may be done by then.
2. Cleveland is real bad. Starting a rookie QB, #1 rookie RB coming off knee surgery, and Joe Haden possibly serving suspension.
3. Most importantly, how long will Vick last? he could be out by week 2..... then Philly is a sub .500 team. I'm not sure they are a playoff team anyway.
Their easiest game is week 1 and they are as healthy as they are going to get.