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Reviewing the Eagles First Quarter of the Season

3 October 2019 Eagles News


How can I put this in the most honesty way possible?  The Philadelphia Eagles are an above average team with an average team record through the first quarter of the regular season.

The team could easily be 1-3 if they didn’t end the first quarter with a big comeback win against the Packers at Lambeau Field. It is quite crazy how the season started out given that the team began their season opener at home vs a bottom five team in the league, division rival Washington Redskins. Desean Jackson clearly was the hero of that game, but the Eagles haven’t heard from him since then. Week’s 2 & 3 were heart-wrenches. Drop after drop, the Eagles played without Jackson or Alshon Jeffery…and it showed. One drop determined each game’s outcome. One from Nelson Agholor in Week 2 and one from J.J. Arcega-Whiteside in Week 3.  Being 1-2 to start the season is far from what the expectations were from the Eagles fan base and facing an undefeated Packers team in Green Bay had fans staring at a 1-3 start. Let’s just say a lot of teams that start 1-3 do not end up going to the playoffs. However, the team was able to rally back and get the run game going. Aaron Rodgers was forced to throw basically all game which made it easy (for the most part) for the Eagles to play pass protection. Aaron Rodgers is Aaron Rodgers, but the Eagles got the win and improved to an average 2-2 record.

Right now the Eagles are tied for 2nd in their own division with the New York Giants.

Okay.

Also, they are in the middle of the pack in the NFC conference along with the Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers.

Not great.

The Eagles are going to have to pick it up if they want to keep pace or go ahead of the 1st place Dallas Cowboys. Easy schedule or not, the Eagles have had the chance to be 4-0 at this point but instead because of drops and injuries they are now 2-2 headed into Week 5.

In the 2nd quarter of the season, the Eagles have very winnable games coming up: home vs Jets, at Vikings, at Cowboys and at Bills. In my opinion, all four of these games are winnable, but like we’ve seen previously this past month anything can happen. It’s one week at a time for these birds.

Stats through Week 4:

Offense

Points: 27.5 (7th)

Yards: 357.8 (16th)

Pass Yards: 239.0 (20th)

Rushing 118.8 (13th)

Defense

Points: 26.2 (27th)

Yards: 385.8 (23rd)

Passing Yards: 323.8 (32nd)

Rushing Yards: 62.0 (4th)