The Dallas Cowboys find themselves trapped in the basement at 1-5 with quarterback Tony Romo nursing a broken clavicle.
Can the Eagles win six of the last nine games and make the playoffs? That’s the question on the docket this week.
They have to find at least six wins in games against the following teams: Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, two battles with the Giants and two battles with the Cowboys.
That Colts game will be a tough one, but they will have the benefit of playing them after Indy plays a Monday night game.
We know they’re capable of beating the Redskins, but it won’t be a gimme.
The Texans are beatable, but the defense is going to be tested. The Bears are starting to show us they were what we thought they were, “Garbage”.
The Cowboys won’t have anything to play for and they may not have Tony Romo, so those games will be there for the taking.
It looks like the Giants games will be the toughest part of that schedule.
I don’t know how many of you saw the Giants last night against the Cowboys, but their pass rush is starting look like the same one that paved the way to a Super Bowl title, a few years back.
What happened to that dominating pass rush the Birds were supposed to have acquired during the off season? Trent Cole continues to be a factor, but Brandon Graham and Darryl Tapp aren’t doing much.
Reid said Graham has been slowed down by an ankle injury as well as coming down with a bug last week. He’s got to show in the second half of the season. They moved up 11 places to get him and the young man has to be a factor down the stretch.
You’ve got to have that dominating pass rush step up at the end of games and say, “Okay, this is over”.
Third-round pick Daniel Te’o Nesheim can’t even dress for the games. What happened to all that nonsense about him being quiet off the field like Pittsburgh’s great safety Troy Polamalu? Look at all the players the Birds are deciding to play ahead of him.
I had to get that out, but going ahead this week we will take a close look at how each player has done so far.