We have a reputation to uphold as Philadelphia fans. Philadelphians can be sticklers with the best of them. Make no mistake, we love out teams more than any other fans. But if there is something to complain about, we will find it. Even after a 2-0 start to the season. That is the situation the Eagles are in after beating the Patriots in week 1, and then the Vikings in week 2. 2-0 should mostly be a reason to celebrate. But the mood of the city does not match the Eagles record going into week 3. And to be fair, there were things that were a bit ugly in the first two games.
The Vikings were passing all over the Eagles on Thursday Night. A secondary full of backups was getting picked on, as they struggled to figure out what their role was in the Eagles Zone defense. And Jalen Hurts and the Eagles passing attack still struggled to get off the ground a bit. All of these things are fair things to criticize, despite being 2-0.
But since they are 2-0, something just 6 teams accomplished last season, why not focus on the positives? The things this team are doing well, or improved on from week 1. Because there was a lot of good to take away from the Vikings game. The run game woke up. They hit Kirk Cousins all night long. The Eagles were way better on 3rd down. I mean, the Eagles did put up 34 points. And the defense did still make a lot of plays despite being so hampered by injuries. Those are all things worth celebrating.
So let’s take a page out of Monty Python, and look on the Bright Side of Life.