Eagles hoping Dolphins winning streak continues, for a week anyway

Tua Tagovailoa #1, Miami Dolphins (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Tua Tagovailoa #1, Miami Dolphins (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Aside from the Philadelphia Eagles current winning streak, their first three-game winning streak of the season, and the recent talk about a possible playoff berth, even though QB1 Jalen Hurts has advised us of the dangers of falling victim to rat poisoning, some of what we’ve been discussing over the past few weeks sounds a lot like the same things we’ve been talking about since training camp.

We kept watching Carson Wentz to see if he was healthy and upright and talking about whether he was or wasn’t. That was important because his presence for the Indianapolis Colts meant that Philly was on track for that conditional second-rounder becoming a first-round draft choice.

You know the one, that conditional second-rounder that Philadelphia received by shipping Wentz out of Philly. Carson came through, so everyone’s happy on that front.

Then, there’s that other first-rounder, one belonging to the Miami Dolphins that the Eagles own the rights to. Let’s talk about that one for a second.

The Eagles could really use a Miami Dolphins win this week.

Here’s another of those discussions that might be seen as being familiar… Eagles draft positioning. During each week of the 2021-2022 regular season, every Birds fan has done the same thing.

They cheer for the Eagles, win or lose. Then, they check out the Colts and Fins to see if they’re winning or not. After all, if a team’s going to have three first-round draft choices, they might as well hope that those draft choices come as early in the selection meeting as possible.

What’s the point of having all of those picks if they all come in the bottom half of the first round, right?

Things started off well in September as Miami began their season by losing seven of their first eight games, but they’ve turned things around. They’ve won six straight. The Colts have been even better. They began the season with an 0-3 record before winning nine of the last 12.

Don’t these guys know that they’re supposed to be losing?

Each win by Miami or Indy decreases the chances of the Birds selecting where they’d like to, and while there isn’t an Eagles fan in the Delaware Valley or anywhere else on the planet that doesn’t like seeing those two teams win, we might be able to put those feelings on the backburner during Week 16’s version of Monday Night Football. The Miami Dolphins visit the New Orleans Saints.

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New Orleans currently sits at 7-7 on the season and, they’re nipping at the Eagles heels for a Wild Card berth in the NFC. It would be nice if the Fins did the Birds a solid here.

The Eagles own a head-to-head win over the Saints which could prove to be valuable should both teams finish with identical records, but like the Dolphins and Colts, losses by this New Orleans team are a good thing. For now, this week anyway, those that bleed green can put their desire to see Miami lose on the backburner. A Dolphins win would be much appreciated in this case.