5 reasons Rams should be early NFC favorites over Eagles in 2018

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Here are five reasons why the Los Angeles Rams should be considered the early favorites in the NFC over the Philadelphia Eagles heading into 2018.

Believe it or not, the Los Angeles Rams have been one of the busiest teams in the NFL during the offseason when looking at all of the key moves the team has made over the last couple of weeks, whether it involved the acquisition of Marcus Peters from the Kansas City Chiefs or trading Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants. Even this past week, the Rams made another big move by agreeing to a trade with the Denver Broncos to bring Aqib Talib on board, making it clear that Sean McVay and company are going all in to hopefully make a run at next year’s Super Bowl in Atlanta.

Despite the Rams being one of the early favorites in the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles are considered the team to beat in the conference at the moment, and rightfully so when looking at their recent epic Super Bowl run with Nick Foles under center. Back in December, all hope seemed lost for the Eagles when Carson Wentz went down for the season with a torn ACL, but watching this team pull together to win all three postseason games, including the Super Bowl, as underdogs shows just how special of a team Doug Pederson had.

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Overtaking the champions in 2018 certainly won’t be easy for a team like Los Angeles, but at least fans should feel confident enough in McVay having his boys ready for what will be quite a challenge. In fact, when comparing the two teams heading into free agency, the argument can be made the Rams deserve consideration over the Eagles for being the team to beat in the NFC, and here are five reasons why.