Don’t pencil the Philadelphia Eagles into the playoffs yet.
As NFL fans, we like to make early determinations and ride with them. That’s especially true for Philadelphia Eagles fans, but the same can be said about the fans of the other 31 teams as well (and some of the media).
Before the 2020 campaign even got going, there were quite a few pundits that believed the Kansas City Chiefs were shoo-ins to repeat as Super Bowl champions. The back and forth about whether Tom Brady would continue to win without Bill Belichick or Bill Belichick would win without Tom Brady was constant. Then, there’s the most delusional fan base on Planet Earth, that of the Dallas Cowboys. Heck, they’re going to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl every year!
The point is we like to plan things out weeks in advance, and we love to discuss possible scenarios. By now, you’ve probably heard ‘the Eagles are going to win the NFC East’ 20 times already, but how can anyone say that for certain with the way they’ve played, with the way their quarterback has played, and with eight games to go in an embarrassing NFC East race?
The ‘Birds’ have a shot. Here are three moves that could give them the juice to win the NFC East for a second-consecutive season, something that hasn’t been accomplished since they accomplished the same feat from 2001-2004.