The Philadelphia Eagles offense had a historic day. As we all know, they piled up 49 points, 500 yards of offense and Nick Foles had a quarterback performance for the ages — maybe the best the game has ever seen.
That is all well and good. The Eagles need to make a habit of this now. This can’t be a one-week thing. So far, the only consistency this offense has had is inconsistency. There needs to be some sort of middle ground instead of all the peaks and valleys.
With the quarterback position finally settled for the time being after weeks of instability, head coach Chip Kelly can now safely focus on calling a game plan instead of worrying who’s in and who’s out. Kelly and Foles will now game plan for the Green Bay Packers minus Aaron Rodgers. Make no mistake about it — while you never want to see injuries especially to star players, this is a huge break for the Eagles.
The Packers’ defense presents some challenges. They have feisty, ball-hawking corners on the outside in Tramon Williams and Sam Shields. When healthy, Clay Matthews is also one of the league’s premier pass rushers. Again, the Eagles will get a break. Matthews broke his thumb earlier in the season and it doesn’t look like he’s ready to go yet.
The Eagles need to take advantage of the Packers’ walking wounded. Good teams capitalize on this in the form of victories. We will see if the Eagles are truly a good team on Sunday.