Two weeks ago, it was a question of whether or not the Eagles were a serious contender in the NFC. Could they finally beat Peyton Manning and the Colts? Well, they did, and after a 59-28 whipping of Donovan McNabb and the Washington Redskins, the Birds are one of the hottest teams in the NFL!
With the win, the Eagles moved into a 1st place tie with the New York Giants. Those same Giants will be coming to The Linc this Sunday for a Primetime showdown! In a season where each week there is a new “best team”, the winner of this one will surely be the front-runner in the NFC East and position themselves for the #1 or #2 seed in the NFC. The Eagles know just how important claiming one of the top two seeds can be. Last year, a win on the final day of the regular season would’ve meant the #2 seed and a first-round bye. Instead, a loss dropped them to a #6 seed and a road game in Dallas. A game in which the Birds were embarrassed.
Regarding Michael Vick, what more can be said? He’s playing better then he ever has and if he continues to do so, he’s sure to be a MVP candidate despite missing 3 full games due to injury. Last night, Vick became the first player in NFL history to throw for 300+ passing yards, throw 4 TD passes, rush for 50+ yards, and 2 rushing TDs.
Regarding the defense, they’ve certainly made adjustments and improvements since the start of the season. This defense could be the x-factor in December and January.
What was considered by many to be a rebuilding year for the Eagles has turned into a season filled with excitement and promise. 9 weeks in and the Birds are in 1st place and control their own destiny in the NFC East, and are playing as good as any team in the NFL. Could this be a special year?! E A G L E S EAGLES!!!
Tom Glatz, Bucks County, PA
I’ve lived in the Greater Philadelphia Region my entire life and have been watching/following sports since I was 5 years old! I have grown to love all that is Philly sports – Phillies, Flyers, Sixers, Eagles, Big 5, Army-Navy, etc. I love talking/chatting sports with those who like or hate the Philly teams. I tell it like it is, whether in favor of our Phillies or in favor of those DAMN YANKEES! 😀