The Good, Bad and Ugly of the Philadelphia Eagles Week 5 'Silence of the Rams'

The Eagles are 5-0 on this young NFL season. Now, that we have all had time to refocus, we examine what was good and what wasn't about their 'Silence of the Rams' in Inglewood.
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The Bad: This still isn't the fine-tuned machine we have been waiting to see takeoff.

As good as the Philadelphia Eagles played on offense and defense, this is still a team that has yet to play its best game. There are long stretches of time where it doesn't feel like the offense is getting much done. There's suddenly a revolving door at slot cornerback.

That's okay. As head coach Nick Sirianni stated, this isn't the time of year when you'd hope the Birds are playing their best football. Plus it's always better to work out the kinks after wins.

Philly has a lot to be proud of following this one. They held the best interior defensive lineman of his generation in check. We almost never heard Aaron Donald mentioned, but there's a lot to build on and fine-tune.

There may not be anything more beautiful than long and sustained clock-devouring drives. We'd just like those to end with extra points rather than field-goal attempts.

A win is a win, but despite a second-half shutout by Sean Desai's defensive unit, the Birds only scored six points themselves. One has to wonder if similar performances will be enough to beat teams like the San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills, and Kansas City Chiefs. It might help if Philly found a cure for what might be their biggest illness.