If the Philadelphia Eagles can get their act together, they can be Super Bowl LIV favorites. The talent is there on the roster, but can they right the ship?
The Philadelphia Eagles find themselves in a tough spot entering Week 4. They have underwhelmed so far, boasting a lackluster 1-2 record. With a road game on Thursday Night Football versus the 3-0 Green Bay Packers, 1-3 could be the harsh reality for the City of Brotherly Love come Friday morning.
However, if they can just right the ship and figure this thing out, Philadelphia can get back to being a Super Bowl favorite like many thought they would be at the start of the year. On this week’s episode of Stacking the Box, FanSided‘s Matt Verderame and Josh Hill, along with former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz assess the Eagles’ Super Bowl viability going forward (6:00)
“If Philadelphia can get its act together, I think the Eagles are as talented as any team in football,” said Verderame. He believes that quarterback Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense have to start playing better if the Eagles want to make it back to the Super Bowl for the second time in three years.
Verderame does buy the Eagles as a “could-be” contender in the NFC, as he has no faith in the Chicago Bears or the Minnesota Vikings because of their quarterbacking inefficiencies with Mitchell Trubisky and Kirk Cousins under center for their teams, respectively. “Wentz has to play better.”
The good thing for the Eagles is that the NFC is wide open. This isn’t the AFC where it’s the Kansas City Chiefs, the New England Patriots and a bunch of pretenders. Philadelphia may not catch the archrival Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East if they start the season off at 1-3, which is why getting an upset win on the road in Green Bay is so important.
We will know a lot more about the Eagles after Thursday Night Football. However, for the time being, they are still in the mix to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LIV down in Miami, even if they begin the year in a 1-2 hole.
Here are a few other topics that were talked about on this week’s episode of Stacking the Box:
- The Packers are a legit Super Bowl contender (5:03)
- Eagles vs. Packers odds (11:10)
- Did we all misjudge Daniel Jones (26:15)?
- Will the Cleveland Browns fire Freddie Kitchens (31:00)?
All this and more!