• December 4, 2023

Can The Eagles Get Over .500 Before The Bye-Week?

MichaelVick1It feels like forever since we lost to the Kansas City Chiefs week 3.  Eagles chatter has been a mere whisper.   Questions can be equally distributed amongst our offense, defense, special teams and coaching.  If we are looking to find answers from our matchup this week versus the Denver Broncos, we are wasting our time and energy.  We have no shot of walking away victorious on Sunday.

We must think ahead, and not allow ourselves to be delusional, speaking irrationality with claims that if “this goes right” and that “goes wrong” the Eagles have a shot of stealing a win.  Did you watch Peyton throughout the first three games this season?

The 1-3 Eagles must beat the New York Giants and then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to return home at 3-3 for our week 7 matchup versus the Dallas Cowboys.  Winner of this game will sit atop the NFC East.  I like the Eagles showing up after their performances thus far in front of the home crowd.

I’m content with being above .500 after the first seven games of the season.  We will have four more games prior to our bye week.  We welcome the Giants, journey out to Oakland and Green and then the  Redskins visit before the bye.  Even if the Eagles come away at 2-2 after those games, they will head into the bye week at 5-4.   Could we stay undefeated versus our divisional opponents, win an ugly game out in Oakland, accept a beating from Aaron Rodgers and go into the bye week at 6-3?  That’s my prediction!

Realistically, with how the division has looked so far, 9-7 may certainly win the division.  It comes down to the Cowboys and the Eagles.  After the bye week, we play games where an offensive shoot-out could steal us the win.  I believe we could outscore the likes of the Cardinals, Vikings and Lions.  Overall, I feel like we are better than the three teams I just mentioned.  I envision a loss versus the Bears and going down in a close one versus Dallas to end the season.

9-7 will be our record to finish the season.  I believe the Cowboys will also finish at 9-7.  At 5-1 in the division we win the tie-breaker for overall record and sit atop the NFC East.  Playoffs?  Absolutely!

Jeff Kolsky

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September 25, 2013 8:21 pm


September 25, 2013 9:39 pm

Man, the bullshit gets deeper here

September 25, 2013 9:54 pm

Put the Pipe down and rest the Magic Carpet for a little while Jeff
It’s great to be optimistic and half-Gkass Full,
But do you see this aeagkes Defense Stopping anyone and when they begin to play good Defenses, who will take D-Jax out of the Fame, who else in the Receiving Vorps is going to make Plays..
I give Vick 2 more Starts (Broncos & Giants) and if doesn’t play well and protect the Vall and be more efficient in the Red-Zone than he gets replaced by Nick Foles if Eagłes go to 1-4 and the real rebuilding begins as other Veterans find the bench also (Celek, Herremans, Cole, Ryans, etc)

September 26, 2013 2:52 am

Finished off an eighth tonight?

September 26, 2013 9:23 am

Good to be trolled over and over on this site by the reporters.

September 26, 2013 10:55 am

Damn, Jeff…..Giving us a loss before the Denver game is played?

September 26, 2013 11:35 am

I just don’t see this team going more than 6-10. Say what you want about Phillip Rivers but he sucks and looked like a hall of fame quarterback against the Eagles. The Chargers also have no big play makers on offense yet they continued to convert every single 3rd down; just like the Chiefs did. This team is going to lose games just like the Chargers and Chiefs where we are yelling and screaming about bone headed things that happen and where our defense proves to just be completely and utterly inept.