It’s official. There are two Philadelphia Eagles teams. One is a Dr. Jekyll of sorts, and the other is clearly a modern-day Mr. Hyde.
As weeks go by, things are beginning to take shape. Everyone can see who the best teams in the NFL are. Everyone can see who the worst teams are. Then, there are those teams that have turned Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde into a true story. You can throw the Philadelphia Eagles in that latter category.
There’s obviously only one explanation for what’s gone on with this Eagles team, and it’s this. There has to be two teams with the same name. There’s the real one, and then, there’s the clone.
There’s that Eagles team that showed up at Lambeau Field. That would be ‘Dr. Jekyl’. Then, there’s ‘Mr. Hyde’. That would be the guys you saw at U.S. Bank Stadium versus the Minnesota Vikings and at AT&T Stadium in Arlington in whatever that was versus the Dallas Cowboys on national television.
Here’s what ‘s really sad. Every so often, you’ll get both in the same game. Mr. Hyde showed up in the first half of their first game versus the Washington Redskins before they entered the locker room and Dr. Jekyll emerged to rally and take the lead. Then, they morphed back into Mr. Hyde as they played horribly down the stretch.
At this point, no one knows what to expect from this team other than to wait on the unexpected. Here’s what we all can agree on though. This roller-coaster ride must end. They better get it together before they take on the New England Patriots in Week 11.
In their most recent contest, New England was embarrassed on national television by the Baltimore Ravens. Like Philly, they get a week off in Week 10. They get to rest, and Bill Belichick gets two weeks to prepare. Cue the dog masks. Philly figures to be big underdogs in that one.