While much was made of the Philadelphia Eagles and their offensive output in Week 1, the fact is they can get even better. The Eagles charged out to a 26-7 lead at half time and scored early in the second half to make it 33-7. The rout is on right? Wrong.
For a majority of the second half, the Eagles sat on the ball and the lead, and didn’t convert many third-down opportunities. Jason Avant is usually as sure-handed as they come, but turned the ball over deep in his own territory. This put the defense in a bind, and the Eagles almost blew the game.
In coming weeks, the Eagles are going to have to do a much better job of sustaining leads and going for the jugular even when they are up big. Running up the score is sort of sacrilegious among the NFL coaching fraternity, but this game isn’t about feelings — it’s about wins and losses. I believe the Eagles could have a better output in Week 2.
Let’s look at the San Diego Chargers. While coming off a Monday Night game would usually be a disadvantage for the Eagles, it is nullified due to the fact that the Chargers played even later on Monday Night and will have to fly across country.
This gives them six days to prepare for Chip Kelly‘s dynamic offense. Kickoff time is also at 1 p.m. ET, which is 10 a.m. in the West. This further challenges the Chargers’ ability to get up for the game and be prepared for the potential track meet they are in for.
The Eagles certainly have the advantage in terms of travel and rest. They are a team built on conditioning, which makes this key. As fun and exciting as Monday Night’s game was, expect even more fireworks on Sunday.
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