Philadelphia Eagles Stand As Top 5 December NFL Team

Philadelphia Eagles Stand As Top 5 December NFL Team
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Thomas Leary

The Philadelphia Eagles (8-1), by virtue of a home victory over the Minnesota Vikings (8-1) on Sept. 19, have the best record in the NFL to date across PA betting sites

Despite their first loss, a 32-21 home setback to the Washington Commanders on Monday, the Eagles have a lot to look forward to given December has been quite successful for the team in recent history. 

With the NFL heading towards the last month of the season, PennStakes.com utilized StatMuse.com to find the records of every NFL team in December over the last five years.

Note that all teams didn’t participate in the same amount of games. 

Since 2017, the Eagles rank fifth overall with a 15-7 record (68.18%-win percentage). Their NFC East rival, the Dallas Cowboys (15-5, 75%) are tied for third with the Baltimore Ravens (18-6, 75%). 

The Green Bay Packers (16-5, 76.19%) are second, and the Kansas City Chiefs (20-3, 86.95%) top the list. 

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Best NFL Teams in the Month of December Since 2017

RanksTeam Record Win Percentage
1 Kansas City Chiefs 20-3 86.95%
2 Green Bay Packers 16-5 76.19%
T-3 Baltimore Ravens 18-6 75%
T-3 Dallas Cowboys 15-5 75%
5 Philadelphia Eagles 15-7 68.18%


Eagles December Schedule

With Sunday’s matchup at the Indianapolis Colts (CBS, 1 p.m.) and home to Green Bay (NBC, 8:20 p.m.) on Nov. 27 to end the month, Philadelphia will then hit the road for three of its four games in December:

  • Dec. 4 vs. Tennessee Titans (FOX, 1 p.m.) — Titans Dec. record since 2017: 13-9, .591. 
  • Dec. 11 at New York Giants (FOX, 1 p.m.) — Giants at 8-16 are tied for 26th in Dec. games since 2017. 
  • Dec. 18 at Chicago Bears (FOX, 1 p.m.) — Bears Dec. record since 2017: 12-10, .545. 
  • Dec. 24 at Dallas (FOX, 4:25 p.m.) — Cowboys tied for third in Dec. games since 2017. 

Philly Post-Season Future Odds

A look at Caesars Sportsbook PA future odds Wednesday afternoon showed the Eagles as a solid favorite to take home the NFC East title (-400) with division games upcoming (two against the Giants, one at Dallas).

Philadelphia is the third favorite in both NFC Championship winner at +240 and Super Bowl champion at +650. 

Against the Colts on Sunday, Caesars Sportsbook has the Eagles at 6.5-point (-110) and -292 moneyline favorites with the over/under point total at 44. The Colts are +235 on the moneyline. 

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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