The Philadelphia Eagles pull out a must-win game in primetime.
Are you one of those Eagles fans that felt like, even though the Eagles were a sub-.500 team after three games, this one was going to work put in their favor? Sure, the Green Bay Packers were the favorite, and they should have been, but the New England Patriots have their way and the Eagles have theirs.
Sometimes, it feels like you’re not going to get this team’s best until they’re in a mode of desperation, at least while they’re playing under Doug Pederson anyway. In Week 4 of the 2019 season, Philly was already in must-win mode, and their opponent, coming off of a short week, was “The Pack” at Lambeau Field. No problem right?
This one steadied the ship for the “Birds” as they eeked out a gut-wrenching 34-27 victory. It also marks the first time that the Eagles hung a loss on Green Bay Packers great and future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Aaron Rodgers. Following this one, Philadelphia stood at 2-2 early in what would be a rocky and tumultuous season. Sure, this one was an early win but had they wound up on the losing side, they wouldn’t have made the playoffs last season.
This one was needed for the Eagles psyche. This one was needed to keep the Eagles at the .500 level, but most importantly, this one taught the 2019 Eagles that they could play in big road games and win them, not only in 2019 but possibly in 2020 as well.