After two straight losses at home put the playoff hopes of the Philadelphia Eagles on thin ice, the Birds get right back to work on Sunday on the road against Washington. The Eagles need to win their final two games of the season in order to keep a shot at the playoffs in sight. Taking on a frustrated Washington team with its own share of problems could serve Philadelphia well.
After a Thanksgiving feast of the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles return home for a key NFC showdown with the defending Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks. Having the champions in Lincoln Financial Field is a nice opportunity to put together a statement game as the team jockey for NFC playoff positioning.
Green Bay and Philadelphia could not be entering this NFC bout on hotter streaks on offense. The Packers and Eagles combined to outscore their opponents (Chicago and Carolina) this past week by a combined score of 100-35. Could this be an offensive explosion at Lambeau Field this weekend?
The Philadelphia Eagles head to Houston to take on the Houston Texans in NRG Stadium Sunday, November 2. The Eagles will be looking to get back in the win column after losing in Arizona, and the Texans will be looking for a second straight win after a victory in Tennessee.
The Eagles have been shaky the past few weeks and will not likely be able to get away with it this week; not the way the Giants have played the last three weeks. The Giants come to Philadelphia having won three games by an average of 18.0 points.
The Rams were supposed to be one of the trendy up-and-coming picks in the NFC West this season, but when starting quarterback Sam Bradford went down for the season that talk was scaled back by most. The rams are still a dangerous team for the Eagles.
Nothing has come easy for the Eagles, and this game on the road against the 49er should be another tough battle. The 49ers may not be in desperation mode but after two losses Jim Harbaugh will be looking to do everything he can to get his team a win this weekend. Harbaugh and Eagles head coach Chip Kelly are also familiar with each other after competing against each other in the Pac-10.
The big question for Washington to answer this week is which quarterback will be put on the field to lead the offense. After suffering what looked to be a tough ankle injury against Jacksonville, it would appear Robert Griffin III will have to take at least a week off and allow Kirk Cousins to get the start under center.
Coming off a sluggish start to the season, the Eagles will head on the road against one of the upcoming teams in the AFC. Playing on Monday night and playing the role of visitor for the Colts will be no easy task, so the Eagles will have to get off to a solid start and avoid sloppy play.
Philadelphia Eagles fans have waited patiently (well, maybe not) for this moment. The 2014 season kicks off Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field with great expectations for the new season as defending NFC East champions.
Both Patriots Nation and Broncos Country are looking forward to Brady/Manning XV. The rest of the planet will probably enjoy the game, too.
While the Eagles are making a push for an NFC East Division championship, the Vikings are starting to make early NFL Draft plans and looking ahead to 2014. But the Vikings cannot be taken lightly, especially if Christian Ponder is back and Adrian Peterson is healthy.
After blowing a fourth quarter lead against the Lions at Lincoln Financial Field last season, the Eagles look to avoid letting another potential win slip away.
The Eagles need this win to nudge ahead of the Cardinals in the playoff race, just in case. It will not be easy with Arizona finding a bit of a hot streak over the last month. This will be a true character game for the Eagles that could demonstrate what this team will be made of the rest of the year.
The Eagles and Redskins appear to be meeting this week heading in opposite directions. While it seems the Eagles may have started to find a little bit of a groove, the Redskins continue to stumble their way through the season and are in real danger of not being able to defend their NFC East crown.