Comparing the 2022 and 2023 Philadelphia Eagles Seasons
Nothing makes sense about the 2023 Philadelphia Eagles.
Up is down. Down is never too down. They dig holes and climb out. They consistently start out slow and then find a way to escape disastrous losses. It’s 11 games into the season, and they enjoy a two-game lead over every other NFL team.
More importantly, they are unbeaten in the NFC. That also takes a little stress out of the next two weekends. How are they doing it? It makes little sense, and if you tell me that you never have lost faith in them in a given week, I’ll gladly assume you are lying. Let’s compare them against the 2022 Philadelphia Eagles!
We are not watching the 2022 Philadelphia Eagles anymore.
Last year, they were also 10-1. During that stretch, they led at halftime in eight of the games and after three quarters in another eight. This year seems very different, right? WRONG.
Through 11 games in 2023, they have led at halftime in seven games and led after the third quarter in eight games. It’s almost exactly the same! I’m completely confused.
The offense is struggling.
The Eagles are averaging 28.2 points per game (PPG). That leaves them with the third-best scoring offense in the NFL. We watch week after week as Brian Johnson seems to have to pull a rabbit out of his hat because of confusing decisions to attack the opponent.
The Eagles are actually BETTER in 2023! They averaged 28.1 in 2022. It doesn’t seem possible, but it’s true.
The defense is definitely worse.
This one has no punch line of shocking numbers. The Eagles defense has now sunk to 20th in points per game at 22.4. They are one of the worst pass defenses, and they’re terrible when the opponent faces third-and-7 or longer. Those results need to change quickly as the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys will look to exploit their weaknesses.
Jalen Hurts is playing worse.
Statistics will tell you that this season is not the 2022 version of Jalen Hurts. If you just focus on turnovers, you can certainly make the case. You need to look deeper. His confidence and ability to shrug off adversity (self-inflicted or not) is growing by the week. Jalen looks every bit the assassin we all hoped he could be. Is he better? I’m not going to doubt him.
Well, the six-game “schedule gauntlet” has the Eagles sitting at 3-0. When you played the “win/loss game” this past summer, did you have them 3-0 in the stretch against the Cowboys, Chiefs, and Bills? I didn’t. I figure you didn’t either.
I’ve got more HOWs now than when I started writing this piece! Keep it rolling Eagles!
What. A. Game.— 97.5 The Fanatic (@975TheFanatic) November 27, 2023
Best record in the NFL:✅
Playoff berth: ✅
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