The Philadelphia Eagles face a tough test on Sunday going into Denver, Colorado to face a Denver Broncos team that looks like to be the best team in the league right now. The Broncos are certainly the cream of the crop.
However, take one look at the Eagles schedule and it becomes clear that after the Broncos, the Eagles will face a couple of road games against some lousy football teams. Chip Kelly’s Eagles will first head to Met Life Stadium to take on the New York Giants. They frankly look like one of the worst teams in the league. The offensive line can’t block anyone leaving Eli Manning out to dry. The defense also can’t stop a nosebleed. Looking like a shell of the Giants defenses of the past.
They then travel to Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This is another team in a state of flux. They just changed Quarterback’s after Josh Freeman’s abysmal play. They have inserted rookie Mike Glennon, a man with no experience in the pros. They also have a lame duck coach and just don’t look like a very good football team right now despite their additions in the secondary.
This all leads up to a divisional game at home against the Dallas Cowboys that could see 1st place up for grabs. If the Eagles just take care of business they should be at least .500 going into that divisional clash. Even if they do fall to the Broncos as everyone assumes, wins against two sub-par football teams will get them from 1-3 to 3-3. If that happens, the division will be on the line early in the season at Lincoln Financial Field.
Brace yourselves Eagles fans; it may get ugly on Sunday. Look at the big picture though. The Eagles have an easier stretch of games coming up and are playing in what is shaping up to be a pretty lousy division. Eight or nine wins could be the magic number to win the NFC East crown.