Can these guys please stop beating themselves?
Turnovers... Red zone inefficiency... Penalties... More turnovers... More red zone inefficiency... More penalties that extend drives for the opposing offense... Stop us if any of this sounds familiar.
There are times when it feels like the Philadelphia Eagles might have the potential to win the coming Super Bowl. There are also times when we believe they'll do so, and we'll still be harping about a roster that never lived up to its potential or played its best game.
Mistakes irritate us, especially those of the self-inflicted variety. They put the offense behind the chains. They short-circuit red-zone opportunities. You all can see where this is headed.
In short, the last thing we want is for the Eagles to beat themselves because of a turnover or a personal foul penalty that ultimately costs them the game. They are so talented that we're beginning to believe that no one can stop them if they're rolling. We just have yet to see them put four consistent quarters together in all three phases of the game.
Oh well, that's what the bye week is for. The next game is scheduled for Monday Night Football in Week 11. They'll need to bring their A-game in that one.