The Birds head into today’s 4:15 showdown with the Colts at 4-3, only 1 game behind the New York Giants in the NFC East and right in the mix, in a wide-open NFC. A win over the Colts will get them to 5-3 at the halfway point and put them in position to make a serious run in November and December.
Coming off a bye, the Eagles will have Michael Vick returning as the starter at QB and DeSean Jackson returning at WR. Under Coach Andy Reid, the team has never lost coming off a bye. Not to mention, they’ll be at home, where The Linc will be sure to be rocking!
On the other hand, the Colts will be hobbling into The Linc with injuries up and down their roster, and coming off a game on Monday night. I don’t know the exact win percentage of a team playing on Monday night, then heading on the road to play Sunday vs. a team coming off the bye, but it can’t be good.
The formula for victory for the Eagles should be simple, RUN RUN RUN! The longer they can kept drives alive by balancing the run and pass attack, the longer Peyton Manning remains on the sideline wearing his baseball cap and looking over printouts. With a questionable secondary, the Birds defense can’t be expected to keep Manning and Colts out of the endzone, injuries or not. Heck, myself and a couple co-workers could suit up and Manning could get us the ball! That’s why it’s so critical to limit their possessions.
This week, the best defense for the Eagles vs. Manning & the Colts will be a balanced offense. If they can stick to the formula, they’ll come out with a win and position themselves as a front-runner in the NFC! E A G L E S EAGLES!!!
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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! 😀
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