Look, there isn’t any one thing this team can fix other than wanting it more than the other team this week. Malcolm Jenkins talked about it this week, check out the video below. The football gods have given us yet another chance to get back into this damn thing. The Cowboys knocked off the Redskins on Thanksgiving putting us just a game back if we can win this week. It’s time to step up and take care of business.
That went as bad as it could go. The crazy thing is that we still have a chance to win the division. Insane to think about but it’s true. The Eagles didn’t show up at all to play the Saints on either side of the ball. The injury mountain keeps getting bigger, and they are struggling to overcome those shortfalls. Let’s take a quick look at this one because lord knows we don’t need to beat a dead horse here.
Although this team isn’t playing like the team that won the Super Bowl last year they still have a chance. Amazingly there is still hope to get into the playoffs and make a run at a second title. The division is not that good and even if they lose this game they can still make a run. Doug Pederson promised us a new norm, now he needs to make good on that promise.
Well, they blew that one. The Eagles fell to the Cowboys 27-20 last night. The score is not a representation of effort or good play calling last night. The Eagles failed to establish anything good last night. They went 3 and out on the opening drive just to follow up with a pick on the second drive. My boy DP put it best last night that the Eagles lack a true identity this year. They are not a Team that can put up a ton of points, they are not a team that can pound the rock, they are not a solid defensive team. So what are they?
8 More games to go and the Eagles are loading up to make a run. This past week the Birds made a trade to acquire another offensive threat in Golden Tate. The Eagles look to have a second half season run starting with a division foe, the Dallas Cowboys.
Doug Pederson made statements recently that the pressure was off. That they can get back to just doing what the Eagles do. I couldn’t disagree more. If the Eagles lose this week in London then they are in some serious trouble to not make it back to the playoffs. Doug Pederson has to find a way to right the ship and show that this is a talented team that will make championship runs now and into the future.
Last week I said that last weeks game against the Giants was going to kick start the season. Well, they steamrolled those boys in blue. This week the Birds have to travel to North Carolina to face the Panthers who are coming off of a bad loss. One team is down and one team is up, who will take it this week?
It’s been a week since that terrible loss for the birds and I am still not over it. The birds had them beat and let them off the hook. The defense looked terrible and the secondary looked pedestrian at best. Hopefully, they have put that behind them and are looking at starting on a new foot this week.
The birds are coming off a tough win to get to 2-1 on the season. Carson looked good in his first game back. He moved with no restrictions in the pocket and had some good zip on the ball. The Eagles face off this week against the Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans defense.
The first drive was perfect. Carson overthrew a couple times but when it counted he kept the team moving and eventually hit Dallas Goedert in the Endzone for the rookies first TD. In the second drive, he made a couple moves scrambled got hit and bounced right back up. After the collective hush the crowd new Prince Wentz was back.