The most overrated NFL team from every division in 2022

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NFC East: Philadelphia Eagles

After a disastrous start to the 2021 season, the Philadelphia Eagles were able to turn things around and sneak into the playoffs. Rookie head coach Nick Sirianni turned a 3-6 start into a 9-8 finish and despite a lopsided loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the playoffs, there are those who believe they’re now ready to dethrone the Dallas Cowboys who had 12 wins a season ago.

The problem is, the 6-2 finish for Philly is incredibly deceiving. During that span, they faced just one team with a winning record, the New Orleans Saints. They did win that one easily 40-29 but outside of that, they defeated the Washington Football team twice, the New York Giants once (also lost to them once in that span), the New York Jets, and the Denver Broncos.

When they played good teams, it usually went poorly. Dallas beat them by a total of 92-47 in their two games, they lost 42-30 to Kansas City, and 33-22 to Las Vegas, and were unable to close out close games against Tampa Bay and the Los Angeles Chargers.

Part of the reason they’re expected to continue growing this season is the addition of Jordan Cox and A.J. Brown. While both will help, they turned three early draft picks into one rookie (who has conditioning concerns) and a receiver who is already wanting a mammoth contract.

This is all without even getting into the question of whether or not Jalen Hurts is the right guy to lead the offense. Until they prove they can defeat good teams, maybe we should pump the brakes.