Stock up, stock down: 5 Philadelphia Eagles on each side of that coin

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It’s hard to get an idea of how good this Philadelphia Eagles team can be.

By now, you’ve probably crumpled up your notes and thrown them in the trash can. Nothing makes sense anymore, especially if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan. Carson Wentz has gone from the penthouse (2017) to the outhouse (2018), and from there, he’s worked his way back into a decent enough loft (right at the end of 2019) before working his way back into a very lonely doghouse again (the first three weeks of 2020).

Things change quickly in the mighty NFL. It’s truly a week-to-week league, so if you’re frustrated don’t be. Hang around long enough, and things will come full circle. You’ll be transported to something familiar because ladies and gents, the 2020 season has been nothing close to predictable.

Come on. After the first week of the season, some of you were ready to tell the world that the Las Vegas Raiders were good, and now, in Week 4, the New England Patriots were ten-point underdogs at last look. How many times have you heard that?

As far as the NFC East goes, things are really confusing. The Dallas Cowboys were supposed to blow out the Cleveland Browns at home after hanging with the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3. After battling their way to a tie with the lowly Cincinnati Bengals, the ‘Birds’ were supposed to get blown out by the San Francisco 49ers. Neither scenario played itself out that way.

So here we are. The 1-2-1 Eagles are in first place in their division, and from one week to the next, we don’t know what to expect from this team. Here’s a look at five players who are trending upwards stock-wise and five more who are headed in the opposite direction. Let’s start with the good news.