Top takeaways from the Eagles season ahead of Sunday Night Football

Nick Sirianni, Shane Steichen, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
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Top takeaways after five weeks of Eagles football (offense)

The Eagles, more often than not, have looked like a juggernaut in the second quarter. Then, for whatever reason, they go cold in the second half of games.

They’ve scored 135 points this season. 92 have come during the second quarter of games this season, and that includes a pick-six by James Bradberry in Week 1. They’ve racked up 17 points in the third quarter (14 of which came in Week 1), and they’ve added 12 more points in the fourth quarter. That entire sum has come over the past two weeks.

If they can ever build some consistency, they’re going to be a machine, but as laser-focused as this team is, something tells us that they’ll figure it out.

Thank goodness the Eagles didn’t add Russell Wilson or Deshaun Watson.

If you were one of those people that said you wanted Russell Wilson or Deshaun Watson, you have to be eating those words now. We won’t get into any of the storylines surrounding the Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns’ franchise signal-callers. That’s another story, but Jalen Hurts makes us all appreciate the benefits of a drama-free locker room.

Jalen Hurts continues to rise (and he hasn’t hit his ceiling).

The MVP narratives may be a tad unnecessary (and in the minds of some unjustified), but we can see why they’re being mentioned. QB1 has taken a massive step forward, and he has the potential to be even better.

We’re excited. You should be too.

The Eagles are losing Shane Steichen at season’s end.

We hate to say we told you so. Actually, that isn’t true. We don’t mind at all. We told you so.

We told you Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen would be a legitimate head-coaching candidate by season’s end. Many of you laughed, but looky here! After seeing what he’s done with this Eagles offense and its QB1, Jalen Hurts, Shane Steichen might wind up getting a job before Jonathan Gannon does.