When a team loses three consecutive games in the NFL it’s an obvious concern. When it loses two of those games as a favorite at home and then the third by 30-plus points on the road, well, it’s probably time to panic. Yet, here are the floundering Eagles, days away from a pivotal showdown with the winless Giants, and the game is rich in meaning. Forget for a moment about team morale and the players’ belief in Kelly, this game, somehow, holds great meaning to the NFC playoff picture.
Here’s some things to consider about the Eagles at the quarter poll:
1) The Eagles’ three losses came out of concerence.
2) The Eagles are 1-0 in division games.
3) The Eagles upcoming schedule looks like this: @ Giants, @ Bucs, Dallas, Giants, @ Raiders. Each of those five games presents a viable opportunity for the Eagles to pick up wins.
4) In the short term, a win over the Giants and a probably Broncos win over the Cowboys would put the Eagles back in the NFC East driver’s seat. While designs of a Super Bowl victory in 2013 are absolutely preposterous, a win on Sunday could at least make for meaningful football past the Thanksgiving holiday. And for this year, well, that would be a nice start.
Under new head coach Chip Kelly the Eagles sit atop the NFC East, watch as they look to solidify their first division title in 3 years by getting your Eagles Tickets here.