After watching a full day of some bad football, I walked away feeling more confident about the Eagles, but also felt added importance for tonight's game.
This league is wide open and filled with some mediocre/bad teams. The Eagles can separate themselves a bit with a big division win tonight.
Here are five Eagle related takeaways from yesterday.
Week to week league
A team’s season can change very quickly in the NFL. One minute you look great and the next minute you’re done.
It seems like this season more than ever “week to week league” has been the theme.
Look no further than the Carolina Panthers.
Two weeks ago they were considered one of the top teams in the NFC. Now with two straight losses including yesterday’s embarrassment in Chicago, they have fallen to the middle of the pack.
Mitch Trubisky was 4/7, no that’s not a misprint, the Bears starting quarterback was 4/7 for 107 yards, and walked away as the winner.
Maybe the long layoff for Carolina (the Eagles will have an even longer layoff heading into tonight) had something to do with their performance?
Carolina still has an opportunity to make some noise going forward, but they are a prime example of how this league changes on a week to week basis.
Super Bowl Rematch
The Super Bowl hangover is real in Atlanta. The Falcons just don’t seem right with new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.
Again, week to week league, but as of right now I am not buying the Falcons.
Overall this game was a dud.
I am not going to complain when a NFC team (not named the Eagles) loses to an AFC team, but I would have liked to have been a little more entertained in what was an ugly and foggy game.
Side note- Patriots are just fine.
Cowboys/ Seahwaks/ Saints
Despite some tough home losses to the Rams and Packers, the Cowboys still have scary offensive fire power.
I know they played the worst team in the NFL yesterday, but it’s looking more and more like Zeke will not be suspended this season. So pending tonight's outcome vs. Washington, they will be at least the Eagles biggest competition for the NFC East.
BTW (the Eagles next opponent) the San Francisco 49ers are an absolute disaster.
Seattle has their issues, but they should be there in the end.
They don’t scare me like the Seahawk teams of years past, but if their offense can get going like it did in the second half (Russell Wilson 12/16 163 yards 3 tds) then it's a different story.
The Saints are now in first place after an 0-2 start.
Are they for real?
Their run game is starting to get going (Mark Ingram 105 yards, Alvin Kamara 57 yards) and Drew Brees looked really good in the second half.
Am I afraid of them?
Three teams were shutout yesterday. Denver, Arizona and Indy.
Yes, GOOSE EGG.
I can’t remember a day where I saw three NFL teams score zero points
There is some bad teams in the NFL right now, lets just be thankful the Eagles aren’t one of them.
Keep in mind, Denver who lost 21-0 to the Chargers, come to Lincoln Financial Field on November 5th.
The Bills (4-2) and Rams (5-2) are starting to turn some heads.
Again it’s early, but they have both been really impressive.
This league is wide open. So why not put these two teams in the conversation?
Every expert from the 2016 NFL draft believed that it wasn’t a year for quarterbacks to be taken one and two.
Low and behold the two quarterbacks that were taken (Goff and Wentz) are a combined 10-3.
That's pretty good, right?
We will have our full game preview posted today at 3pm!