Well, at least none of the recent injuries are of the season-ending variety.
One of the lesser-mentioned ingredients of last year's march by our Eagles to football's biggest game was the good fortune that they experienced in remaining healthy. Needless to say, that hasn't been the case this season
Philly lost Shaun Bradley, Avonte Maddox, and Zech McPhearson early. Nakobe Dean missed four weeks with a foot injury and has returned to the lineup, but everyone from James Bradberry and Darius Slay to Cam Jurgens and now Lane Johnson (and almost everyone in between) has missed time with injury.
Here's the good news. Despite football's tendency to be a demolition derby, none of the more recent injuries are of the season-ending variety.
Jurgens, Justin Evans, and Quez Watkins are on the IR. They will return at some point as will guys like Sydney Brown and Jalen Carter.
Philly has had to juggle the lineup, but as they get healthy and as guys return, this team will continue their upswing.
The Eagles share the top spot in the NFC with the San Francisco 49ers and sit in first place in their division.
Losses suck. They put a damper on the day, but as mentioned earlier, the Cleveland Browns did the Eagles a favor by knocking off the 49ers. Both Philly and San Fran are 5-1 on the season.
So, as was the case before Sunday, the Eagles and Niners share the top spot in the NFC early. Philly is also ranked first in the NFC East.