3 huge Eagles surprises, a pair of disappointments from 1st half of Philly's season

The first half of the Eagles season produced both nice surprises and minor disappointments.

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As always, the Eagles regular season has provided some unexpected surprises.

We're just about halfway through November. It has finally gotten cold. The leaves are changing colors. They're falling off of the trees. The Philadelphia Eagles are the owners of an 8-1 record. Philly is preparing to go back to work. It feels like it has been forever since we saw our favorite team play football.

The last time we saw them, they were halting one final comeback attempt by the hated Dallas Cowboys. It feels like it has been forever since Dak Prescott tossed that final pass to CeeDee Lamb and he was smothered at about the Birds' four-yard line, but now it's time to go back to work.

Now, the schedule really gets tough. Perhaps you have heard. A gauntlet from Week 11 to Week 15. How the Eagles perform will go a long way in telling their tale.

Nine games of the campaign are already in their rear-view mirror. We have seen surprises and disappointments. Let's talk about both.

Biggest surprise: The Eagles throttle the Dolphins in Week 7.

Sunday Night Football in Week 7 provided us with a game to remember. The Eagles donned their kelly green jerseys and welcomed the high-powered Miami Dolphins to Lincoln Financial Field to play a football game.

An Eagles win wasn't the largest shocker from this one. Many thought the Birds would win, but it was the way they won that most impressed us.

Sean Desai's defense held the Fins to ten points. Miami's offense never cracked the scoreboard in the second half. The best part was, after the Fins defense forced a turnover and evened the score at 17 during the third quarter, Jalen Hurts and the Eagles offense closed the show with 14 unanswered points.

A 31-17 Eagles victory gave Philly tremendous confidence, but their performance in this one wasn't the only surprise of the regular season.

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