Philadelphia Eagles’ next six games will decide their season
For the Philadelphia Eagles, the toughest part of their 2018 season comes early. The next six games will decide their season.
It is what it is. It would have been nice to have Carson Wentz back for the start of the regular season, but he needed two more games to get cleared. That’s okay though. The Philadelphia Eagles have a more-than-capable backup in Nick Foles.
It also would have been nice to have been 100 percent healthy in other areas. It probably would have been cool if Philly had gotten off to a 4-0 or a 3-1 start, but they didn’t. After four weeks, the Eagles are a .500 ball club at 2-2, and they’re about to enter the toughest six-game stretch of their schedule.
What’s worse is they seem to be out of sync at just about every position on the field on both offense and defense.
Here’s what’s up ahead.
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On Sunday, the Eagles meet another preseason NFC favorite in the Minnesota Vikings. Like Philly, the Vikes are 2-2 and in need of an all-important conference win. Oh, there’s one more thing. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has a history of shredding ‘The Birds’.
That game is followed by a divsional clash with the New York Giants. Forget the team records in that one. When these two bitter rivals meet, win-loss records have nothing to do with the outcome.
Following the Giants game, Philly gets a very good Carolina Panthers team. Then there’s a very challenging game in London versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Honestly, it’s hard to, at this point, imagine the Eagles generating any offense in that one versus a stingy Jags defense when they’ve struggled to do so against teams who are less talented on that side of the ball.
There’s a bye week scheduled in Week 9. Then, Philly’s first two games in November are against the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints.
Be honest. With what you’ve already seen, do you trust this Eagles defense to contain Drew Brees and that high-powered Saints offense?
Here’s what we’ve decided.
The Eagles will have a shot in each game, and even though losing every single one of those games seems a little far-fetched, even the most loyal of Eagles fans has to admit.
Would it really be a surprise if they came out of that type of gauntlet with four losses or more? You’ve seen how they’re playing, right?
Look at the bright side. The Eagles are confident. So is their coach and defensive coordinator. Still, even with all of that being said, that confidence needs to manifest itself into results. The time for sub par play is up. This team needs to get good in a hurry.
There isn’t much more margin for error.