Here are three bold predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles and Steelers.
Well, if you’re like any other Philadelphia Eagles fan, guessing incorrectly about what you thought you were going to see during the first four weeks of the NFL season hasn’t stopped you from sharing your opinion on just about anything. Why would anyone do that? Guessing wrong about final scores or who will or won’t win games is like being a quarterback and throwing an interception when your team is up 17-0 in Week 1.
You just dust yourself off, listen to a few comments about having a short memory, and you toss the next pass. If you play in the defensive secondary, you do the same thing. You might get beaten on any given route, but you have to think you’re going to intercept the next pass that’s thrown in your direction.
As a journalist, it’s the same thing. Most of us thought Philly would beat the Washington Football Team in Week 1. They didn’t. Then, two weeks later, we were certain that they’d take the measure of a winless Cincinnati Bengals team with a rookie quarterback seeing as how they were playing that game at home. Nope. That one ended in a tie.
So, after all of that, you could understand why most of us said that Philly would get blown out by the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4. Nope. Philly actually won that one. If you think that’s going to stop any journalist that’s worth his salt from making a few bold predictions about Week 5, guess again. Here are three. Dust off those ski masks and dog masks. You might need them.