Top 3 Eagles storylines as divisional clash versus Giants approaches

Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles
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Who would have thought we’d talk about the Eagles making the postseason?

Okay, here are a few questions that we’ve joked around about. Just keep in mind the fact that these don’t feel like jokes anymore. If the Philadelphia Eagles make the playoffs, should Nick Sirianni get some consideration for winning the NFL’s Coach of the Year Award?

What about Jalen Hurts? Would he be an MVP candidate if he keeps this up and the Birds earn a postseason berth? You do realize that he’s on pace to throw for 3,000 yards and run for 1,000 more right?

How about this? Is Darius Slay a candidate for the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year? Now, let’s examine that one. This dude has three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and three defensive scores.  If he adds one or two more highlight-reel moments, it’s going to be hard to keep him out of the discussion.

It’s also going to be hard to keep the Eagles out of the playoffs if what we’re seeing from this team continues.

When the season began, we all acknowledged that, if they could weather an early storm, things would get easier for them later on. We just didn’t believe they’d really be in the discussion. Here we are though.

The Birds are 5-6 after 11 weeks, and their next six games are very winnable, especially if Dallas rests their starters in Week 18. Believe it or not, the Birds could very well be a playoff team. We’ve seen these late-season surges before, and that might be the biggest storyline as we enter Week 12’s game versus the New York Giants. Here are two more to toss around with your friends when you see them.