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.
The Eagles and Raiders have met 10 times in the regular season dating back to 1971 and have split the record right down the middle. Of course, the Raiders won the most important game between the two long-time franchises, with a 27-10 victory in Super Bowl XV. The Eagles are just 1-3 all-time against the Raiders in their house, with the only win coming in 1986 when Randall Cunningham scored a short touchdown run in overtime for a 33-27 win in Los Angeles. The Eagles are 0-3 in Oakland.
Nobody would have expected that Eli Manning and the Giants would be getting their first win in late October, but that is what happened this season. The Giants beat the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night and look for revenge against rival Eagles this Sunday.
The Giants may have been the worst team the Philadelphia Eagles have faced this season, but the Buccaneers are almost as much of a mess right now. Greg Schiano is likely to be looking for a new job at the end of the season unless he can pull a miracle this season.
Talk about a game where both teams need a win. The Eagles have lost three straight games and the Giants have yet to win one. What should concern the Eagles this weekend is walking in to a buzz saw.