It has been nine games. nine grueling weeks. It’s been over a year on the calendar since the Philadelphia Eagles won a game at Lincoln Financial Field – an astounding figure. Ironically, the last team they beat at home was the New York Giants last season.
It is only fitting that the streak is snapped at the expense of the Giants. For the Eagles to have any chance to salvage this season and make a playoff run, it has to happen this week. If you look at the Eagles’ schedule, this is their time to make a run. After the Giants, they go on the road to play the lowly Oakland Raiders and save for a week here or there, their schedule looks pretty favorable. To get to 4-4 is crucial.
Many Eagles fans bought in going into last Sunday’s divisional tilt, and it ended in bitter disappointment. This Sunday is a must. There is no opponent that the Eagles would rather see than the Giants in a must-win game. They have owned them in the past few seasons. They must take care of business against a bad football team.
Regardless of their victory, the Giants looked like a god-awful football team last Monday Night. It is a team in a state of disarray with Tom Coughlin‘s job called into question and a regressing Eli Manning. The Eagles have to demoralize them further. They have a chance to end their season in all certain terms on Sunday.
I am sure the Eagles relish that opportunity. The Eagles will look to get Michael Vick back on Sunday. I am sure Chip Kelly is happy to hear that. He can now run his full offense with the mobile threat Vick provides. Let’s hope that is enough for the Eagles to get their first home win in a long time on Sunday.