Since the Eagles are on the bye week, we have way too much time on our hands to evaluate this team. The Eagles have a respectable 4-3 record which could have easily been better.
When I looked at the schedule before the season started, I thought it was very clear that the second half of the schedule would be much more difficult then the first half. However, I’m not so sure now.
The Colts are always a scary team as Peyton Manning can make any receiver look great. However, they have a rash of injuries on offense. We won’t see the Colts premier line-up, which is a great thing for the Eagles. The secondary had a melt down against the Titans. That doesn’t bode well for the Eagles as the Colts love to throw the ball.
After the Colts game, the Eagles will have back to back division games against the Redskins and Giants. The Redskins have the same record as the Birds and took them down once already this year but are very mediocre. In two of the Redskins wins, they were won because of the defense.
The Giants are an interesting team. They have shown flashes of absolute domination, but have also had times where they haven’t looked so hot. The Giants could easily be the cream of the crop in the NFC if they can pull some things together.
After the division games, the Eagles will take on the Bears who have not looked very good this season. They made a big splash in free agency during the off-season, but they still have a lot of holes and aren’t getting very good play out of Jay Cutler.
I think the best team the Eagles will see in the second half of the season is the Texans who have a high powered offense and can run the ball very well. It’ll be a short week for both teams as the game is on a Thursday, so both teams won’t have the usual amount of time to prepare for one another.
The last four games of the season looked brutal early on but doesn’t look so bad anymore. They have two games with the Cowboys who have an incredible amount of issues, and I think it’s safe to say that they’re the most disappointing team in the NFL this season. I’m sure that doesn’t bother any Eagles fan though.
They also have to take on another team that has been a disappointment, the Vikings. Brett Favre isn’t showing his typical magic and may not even play in that game.
The second half of the schedule is going to be very interesting. There are plenty of questions surrounding the Eagles and plenty of questions surrounding a lot of the teams they’ll be playing.
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