Top takeaways from the Eagles season ahead of Sunday Night Football
As the Eagles grow and improve, we’ve learned more about this team weekly.
It was hard to determine how we should feel after the Philadelphia Eagles came dangerously close to being victimized by a Detroit Lions rally in Week 1. After all, our favorite team had canceled some of their summertime workout program. They also decided against playing any of their starters during the preseason.
We expected a scrappy Lions team and a spirited effort. That’s what we wound up seeing, so for many we thought we’d learn more over the next three weeks. We were correct. Each game has brought with it a different lesson.
The defense took center stage in Week 2 versus the Minnesota Vikings and in Week 3 versus the Washington Commanders. In Week 4, the Birds took the Jacksonville Jaguars’ best shot before staging a rally of their own and winning by way of a total-team effort. They won ugly versus the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5.
They may not be a well-oiled machine quite yet, but they’re 5-0 heading into the first of their annual pair of regular-season meetings with the Dallas Cowboys. We’ve learned a lot. Most of what we’ve discovered has been interesting. Here are a handful of about 20 takeaways that have stood out. We begin with a few offensive storylines.