How The Philadelphia Eagles Can Seize the NFC East in the Next 2 Weeks
It’s been four weeks. The Philadelphia Eagles have still not managed to put together an A game, but they somehow sit undefeated atop the NFC East. I’ve grown a little tired of hearing that “you don’t want to play your best football now” excuse.
This is a classic straw man argument. I interact and speak with listeners every day. Nobody has ever said, “I want this team playing their best ball now!” It’s a classic excuse-making deflection for mediocre play.
It’s great to be 4-0, but you should expect to see progression weekly. We haven’t, but the next few weeks are critical. I’ll explain why.
The Eagles face two very beatable opponents on the road for the next two weeks.
I’m expecting that in one of the next two weeks, we will see the Eagles we all expected to see. This Sunday might be the time when Philly fans travel to Los Angeles to join their West Coast friends to take over SoFi Stadium.
If you get to 5-0, a trip up the turnpike to face the Jets is next. These are two winnable games and would have you sitting at 6-0 and 4-0 in the NFC. That would mean the driver’s seat. The 49ers game will also be in Philadelphia in December.
The Dallas Cowboys are also moving to California for a few weekends.
The Cowboys already trail the Eagles by one game in the NFC East, and they have a conference loss. They face the 49ers in prime time on Sunday then play the Chargers in Week 6. I can’t decide which game I want them to lose. Having Dallas two games behind with conference losses would be a huge edge, but seeing the 49ers with a loss allows the Eagles a little more breathing room.
As long as the Cowboys are 4-2 after six games, I’m feeling great. If they emerge 5-1, it’s going to be a season-long stress test.
Eagles Atop NFC East: Commanders not ready; Giants are a dumpster fire!
The Eagles did their best to give the Commanders confidence moving forward on Sunday. I don’t think you will ever see that team play much better. The Giants, on the other hand, look awful. They have been outscored 64-3 in their two home games. The Eagles face the Giants in two of their last three games this season. It’s clear the schedule makers didn’t understand the Giants weren’t going to be that good.
A 6-0 start might just be enough to breathe easier.
A two-game cushion would make the gauntlet section of the schedule easier to navigate with less pressure.