The Eagle defense is stronger but not quite strong enough. The defensive line is barely adequate at tackle. The linebackers are good but not good enough to remedy that soft spot in front of them.
The top teams in the East are not as strong as they were a year ago but the second division teams are stronger, and the Eagles have to move up in the second division first. A good offense will not be enough to offset defensive difficulties. The Eagles will score a lot of points, but a lot more will be scored against them. Last again, but closer up.