Philadelphia Eagles: 2020’s Five best and worst moments so far

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Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
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The Philadelphia Eagles have had their share of low points in 2020.

The Eagles have a little under a ten-day break between their Week 7 game versus the hated New York Giants and their Week 8 primetime clash with another team ‘Birds’ fans will never be fond of, the Dallas Cowboys. Here are a few moments that can, hopefully, help them make positives out of a few negatives.

1. Everything that happened after Philly went up 17-0 in Week 1.

Well, things started out well enough as Philly got out to a 17-0 lead in the first half of Game 1. There isn’t an Eagles fan in the Delaware Valley or anywhere else in the country that doesn’t know how that one ended.

2. Philadelphia takes the phrase ‘next man up’ to new levels.

This team has dealt with injuries before. They’ve never dealt with injuries to this level. Since Week 1, they’ve fielded 41 different starters, 16 different players have caught a pass, and in seven weeks, fans of this great franchise have seen six different starting offensive line combinations. All of those numbers are the most in the NFL.

3. John Hightower drops a bomb that would have gone for a touchdown.

You remember this one. Would Week 6’s game versus the Baltimore Ravens have turned out differently if John Hightower caught that first bomb? We’ll never know, but since then, the rookie has come up big on two more bombs from his quarterback. That drop hurt though.

4. Jim Schwartz lines up Nathan Gerry across from Chase Claypool.

Um, yeah. With the game on the line versus the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5, somehow Nathan Gerry draws Chase Claypool duty. That didn’t work out well.

5. Nickell Robey-Coleman jogs after Daniel Jones.

The next time you watch that Daniel Jones run in Week 7, just watch Nickell Robey-Coleman‘s effort. It’s sickening. There’s no other way to describe it (and, yet he continues to get playing time).