Better Lucky Than Good
There is the perception that the Eagles were awfully lucky to beat the San Diego Chargers. This is one case where perception is indeed reality. Yet in the NFL, they don't give credit for style points, only wins.
The Eagles will continue to be justifiably criticized for not being able to run the ball and quarterback Donovan McNabb will come under scrutiny for his second second subpar game. Yet the Eagles, despite their warts are now 4-2 and appear back on the right track.
It seems every year, the Eagles win a game like this that they had no business earning, but it sure beats the alternative.
That's not to say that the Eagles problems may not catch up to them, but it every year, people criticize Andy Reid's pass-happy play-calling, but somehow the team seems to find a way to win.
Is this team better than last year? It doesn't appear that way, but they may not have to be. The Eagles are going to have to get used to these close grind-it-out games. The Andy Reid era has shown that they win more of them than they lose.
So while the Eagles are still working out the kinks, they have the ability to pull out improbable wins.
Lucky? No question. But good teams make their own luck. And the Eagles did that in a win that no doubt is the biggest of the season to date.