The Eagles are keepers of a well-publicized ten game losing streak at Lincoln Financial Field. It’s been over a calendar year since the Eagles won a home game. Oddsmakers say that’s likely to change.
There have only been five teams in the league you can count on for survival. And I mean really count on. They rarely make you sweat, and when they do it’s only a temporary perspiration until they regain control of the game. These teams are the Broncos, Chiefs, Patriots, Seahawks and Saints.
For five weeks I’ve been walking on eggshells around the NFL schedule trying to avoid the landmine game that would blow me out of the 94WIP Suicide Pool.
You laugh now, but there was a time, very recently, when it was a debate. There was a time, when we thought the kid had commandeered the throne. There was a time when, when we thought it was the dawn of one empire, and the dusk of another.
Eagles players were heard yelling ‘Papa John’s,” prior to Manning snapping the ball during the Broncos 52-20 win. Manning is featured in Papa John’s commercials, and owns several franchise locations of the pizza delivery restaurant.
Chip Kelly didn’t have to see his team through a whole lot of losing streaks as head coach of the University of Oregon. Just four games into his NFL career, he’s already got a three-game losing streak to deal with.
The bad news is each loss seems to have gotten worse by the week for the Philadelphia Eagles. The good news is it cannot get much worse than their 52-20 loss against the Denver Broncos. Can it?
I remember the second half of last season, it was almost impossible to do this column every week. This was because it was almost impossible to find anyone on the Eagles to give a “gold star” to. This week feels like one of those weeks.
The 1-2 Eagles are 11 point underdogs this Sunday as the head to Denver to take on Peyton Manning and the 3-0 Broncos.
The Eagles will need to have a stable offense capable of providing protection to quarterback Michael Vick and clearing running lanes for running back LeSean McCoy. The offensive line will be critical for the Eagles.
This moment was coming. It was only a matter of time. Some might have hoped it wouldn’t arrive as early as week 4, but it’s here. The Philadelphia Eagles are on the wrong side of the largest spread of the weekend, and (spoiler alert) my Best Bet for Survival pick.
Peyton Manning is exactly the type of quarterback that can take advantage of an Eagles defense that has at times been scrambling to find order on the field. So what exactly are the Eagles supposed to do on Sunday in Denver?
The Eagles will have plenty of problems with what the see on the field itself on Sunday in Denver. The Eagles biggest weakness is their secondary, and the Broncos biggest strength is their passing offense. It’s a recipe for more than a couple of problems.
Denver is a legitimate Super Bowl contender right now, and their offense has all of the tools to take advantage of this Eagles defense. If the Eagles can manage to tighten up their ball protection and get the offense back on track, it still may not be enough this weekend.
The final odds are in, and the two favorites to win the Super Bowl couldn’t be led by two more different quarterbacks.