The Philadelphia Eagles are still looking to secure the NFC East.
The Eagles may be the NFC East’s first-placed team, but that doesn’t mean they’ve secured things. With Washington on their heals and the Giants continuing to fight still, Philly has a long road ahead of them.
The Eagles may be able to secure the NFC East by just taking care of business in the division, but that shouldn’t deter them from remaining competitive in their remaining games. Their last two victories have shined a light on so many glaring issues, and Doug Pederson, understands that.
Though players need some time off to heal and recuperate (as do fans), they’ll still be doing some work during their week off. ‘Birds’ fans may not find comfort in how the ‘Iggles’ have won their last two games, and understandably so. Still, fans should find comfort in the fact that, during and post this Week 9 bye, their favorite team still needs to find a way to get healthy (finally).
Players like Miles Sanders, Cre’von Leblanc, and Isaac Suemalo have a strong chance at returning for the Eagles’ Week 10 matchup versus the New York Giants. With the return of Jalen Reagor and Dallas Goedert, this team has no reason to mail things in or not be competitive for the remainder of the 2020 campaign. Coaches and players have a lot of work to do during this time off, but for now, the NFC East still appears to be Philadelphia’s for the taking. Grade: C