Ambitious goals for the Eagles during coming regular season

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Win at least two of the games between Week 11 and Week 13.

In 2021, the Birds did exactly what they were supposed to do. Other than the debacle at MetLife Stadium versus the New York Giants, Philadelphia held serve and beat the teams they were supposed to beat.

11 of their 17 games were played versus teams that wouldn’t make the postseason. They went 9-2 in those games. The other loss versus a non-postseason qualifier came at home versus the Los Angeles Chargers. Here’s where things get real though.

They went 0-6 in their games versus teams that earned postseason berths, and when they got there themselves, they were throttled by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a game that was never as close as the 31-15 final score would indicate.

As we approach the 2022-2023 regular season, the schedule is, again, favorable, but they face a tough challenge from Week 11 to Week 13. They travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts before they enter a two-game homestand versus the Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans.

That’s tough, but if the Birds are to evolve into the consistent threat that we’d like them to be, these are the games that they have to start winning. It’s a tough task, but it isn’t impossible.

Can the Eagles win two of these three games? We most certainly hope so. Don’t be surprised, however, if they’re the underdog in each game.