Philadelphia Eagles: Defense is Bright Spot in Loss

By Bob Francis
Eagles Defense
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Losing another game in the division was not exactly the plan that the Philadelphia Eagles had heading into the match against the New York Giants. New York was clear in last place, and the Eagles were looking at a chance for another shot at the division lead. However, performing is the key to keeping up in the NFL.

Philadelphia dropped another winnable game, begging the question as to what type of team they really are. It is noted that only bad teams drop games they should win. Philadelphia has done that quite often this season, however, there is one bright spot in the disaster.

The Philadelphia defense continues to show improvement week in and week out. This week they were not only able to keep the Giants under 20 points, but they didn’t allow a touchdown on the day. New York was forced to kick all field goals to score their points, but it wasn’t enough as Philadelphia fell in the end. In addition, the defense not only held the Giants at bay on the day, but they scored the only points the Eagles put on the board.

Entering the season, the majority of the questions about the Eagles were surrounding the defense and the difficulties they would have transitioning to a 3-4 system. They were inexperienced, young and didn’t have a big name playmaker. They’ve had their bumps in the road, but now, it’s the other side of the coin; the defense is carrying the team, and the offense continues weekly, to let them down.

The loss didn’t hurt Philadelphia as much as it could have with the Dallas Cowboys dropping a game as well. However, if they have any intention of keeping themselves in the division race, it’s the offense that needs to fix things, because the defense has already proven that they’re on their way.

Bob Francis is a Philadelphia Eagles contributor for  Follow him on Twitter @rfrancisjr, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google


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