Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys: Who runs the NFC East?

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The Philadelphia Eagles can rack up a few more wins if they keep grinding.

For the second time in as many weeks, the Eagles played hard but ended up losing. Carson Wentz again played up to his potential, in the second half at least, and even though he didn’t throw an interception for the first time during the 2020 season, he did lose a fumble that led to points for the Ravens.

Wide receiver Travis Fulgham hauled in a touchdown reception for the third straight game and is making the case to stay in the lineup even if veterans DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery are healthy and able to return. The second-year wide receiver has earned a prominent role on the offense and so has left tackle Jordan Mailata, who’s shown he can hold his own against some good NFL pass rushers.

Much of the reason why the ‘Birds’ dropped their matchup against the Ravens was that Jamon Brown made his first start of the year. Unfortunately, though many of us would rather it be his last, the ‘Birds’ are short on bodies. Putting aside his questionable post-game antics, the veteran didn’t do anything to help a struggling offensive line or prove that he deserved to be on the field.

The Eagles defense has a few bright spots and held the Ravens running backs to 74 yards on the ground and one touchdown, which didn’t account for much since they allowed quarterback Lamar Jackson to break free and run for 108 yards and one touchdown.

If ’11’ can stop turning the ball over and the defense can give the Eagles’ offense a little help, the ‘Birds’ should be able to beat the Giants on Thursday Night Football. As good as moral victories can make a team and a fan base feel, the only victories that fans care about count towards the standings.