This Philadelphia Eagles could make things interesting in Week 6.
This upcoming game feels different from the previous five for different reasons. The Philadelphia Eagles currently hold a 1-3-1 record and are coming off a loss in Pittsburgh versus the Steelers. We all know moral victories don’t account for too much, but the ‘Birds’ left ‘Steel City’ with some encouraging signs.
One, they showed that they can keep up with a top-ten team both figuratively and statistically. The Steelers were fielding both a top-ten offense and defense. Rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool scored four total touchdowns in record-setting fashion, but Philly fought hard all day and had a chance to come out of Pittsburgh with a win.
In the end, the Eagles fell short. Their back-seven allowed the Steelers to score easily. The offensive line allowed five sacks. Quarterback Carson Wentz threw two interceptions. Philly’s defense forced just one turnover after forcing three versus the San Francisco 49ers a week earlier.
The bright side was this. Travis Fulgham showed he deserves a spot in the Eagles starting lineup for the remainder of the season while tackle Jordan Mailata displayed the pass-blocking prowess that should help him convince the team’s brass that he deserves to remain at left tackle moving forward.
In Week 6, the Eagles will face a Ravens squad that is arguably better than the Steelers, but the ‘Birds’ can pull off the upset if they can protect ’11’, avoid turning the ball over, and force a few turnovers of their own. For that to happen, these ten ‘Birds’ will need to bring their ‘A’ game on Sunday.