Well, they did it again. Was it pretty? No. Did the Eagles stress all of us out? Yes. For the second straight week, they went into halftime down 17-7. The offense was a mess in the first half. But they somehow found a way to win. Jalen Hurts and the offense turned it on in the second half, scoring 3 TDs, and a late 59-yard FG by Jake Elliott, to eventually force OT. Then after holding the Bills to an FG, Jalen Hurts walked it off with a rushing TD.
This team just finds ways to win. They have yet to play a single game you could say was pretty. But they keep winning anyway. There is something to be said for always stepping up at the end of the game to pull out the win. Would we all love it if they just made it easy on us for once? Sure. But it is hard to complain about 10-1, especially considering they have the toughest schedule of any team in the league to this point. You win ugly enough, and you just get called winners. And the Eagles are winners.
They improved to 10-1. It puts them at least 2 games ahead of every other team in the NFL and gives them a lot of cushion for the top seed in the NFC. They are 4-0 in the so-called gauntlet of their schedule, with wins over the Dolphins, Cowboys, Chiefs, and Bills. Up next for them are the Niners, Cowboys, and Seahawks, before they finally get some easier games on their schedule to close out the season.
So how did they do it? How do they keep doing it? What are they doing so well that they continue to win? Let’s take a deeper look.