Can the Philadelphia Eagles win their second game of the season in Week 5?
Despite the fact that the Philadelphia Eagles were able to win in Week 4, questions still surround them. The most important was whether this past win will catapult them to the start of better days or whether it was simply an outlier in a year where not many things have gone their way.
Quarterback Carson Wentz had arguably his best game of the year. He did so despite heavy pressure and the fact that Travis Fulgham and Greg Ward were his main receivers. It wasn’t a perfect performance as he threw another interception, his fourth, but he did take a few steps in the right direction.
The defense forced three turnovers. Alex Singleton returned an interception for a touchdown and showed the team’s brass that they probably need to give him more playing time. Meanwhile, the defensive line showed glimpses of how good they can be as they registered five sacks as a unit. The ‘Birds’ are currently tied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the league’s lead with 17 sacks, and they were the NFL’s leader in sacks after Week 4.
Things will get more difficult in Week 5 as they face an undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers team. The Eagles will have to play the way they did against the 49ers and probably even better if they want to avoid another loss. Also, beating the Steelers would ensure Philly stays at the top of the NFC East. For that to happen, these ten players need to step up on Sunday.