The game was brutal, but how is it any different than we all imagined it to be? Everything the Broncos did, we expected them to do. The Eagles offense and special teams sputtered through 60 minutes of play and quite honestly, looked just plain awful. As I watched the game yesterday, and before I turned it off in disgust somewhere in the 4th quarter, I realized this report card installment is going to be a terrible piece. So here's how I'm switching it up. Eagles fans need some sort of optimism leaving behind the first quarter of the season. Here is how the next quarter of the season will look.
Next week: Eagles @ Giants (0-4)
Basically a must win game. The Giants are down, and the Eagles have to push them down so they can't possibly get up. The Eagles can't let the Giants move into a tie with them and possibly the Redskins.
Eagles win, record moves to 2-3.
10/13 Eagles @ Buccaneers (0-4)
Another must win for the Eagles. The Bucs have benched QB Josh Freeman in favor of Mike Glennon, who threw two costly interceptions at the end of the game Sunday against the Cardinals to seal the loss. The Eagles need to take advantage of a team that is struggling with no promise of righting the ship anytime soon.
Eagles win, record moves to 3-3.
10/20 Cowboys (2-2) @ Eagles
This is going to be a tough one. The Cowboys receiving core along with silly Tony Romo may have themselves a day carving up the Eagles secondary and a much improved Cowboys defense could be a challenge for the Eagles. This one, as of week 4, I don't see the Eagles winning. As hard as it is to admit that the Eagles may have to wait another week to win at home.
Eagles lose, record drops to 3-4
10/27 Giants (0-4) @ Eagles
Time to put the nail in the coffin that fires Tom Coughlin. Nothing would be more satisfying than the Eagles getting their first win at home in over a year, and sending red-faced whiner Tom Coughlin back to watching NFL Sunday from his couch. That may sound a little vicious, but with the Giants only playing worse and worse, it seems to be the outcome they are heading to.
Eagles win, record moves to 4-4.
(*all opponent records as of week 4*)
If it is some optimism that you need this Monday morning, it's best to forget about the Broncos game and keep looking ahead to future match ups against the very very weak NFC East.
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