Can The Eagles Beat A Quality Team?
We'll get past the obvious that this was one of the most devastating and inexcusable defeats in Eagles football history. What's worse about Sunday's 30-24 OT debacle to the New York Giants is that it woke New York up.
Instead of being 0-2 and having to travel to Seattle, the Giants now feel pretty good about themselves. And the Eagles don't.
Everybody knows all this. And the fact that the Birds still have problems with clock management, the running game, and making the clutch play.
What's worse is that the Eagles have to be wondering is they can beat a quality team. No matter what is said this week, the Eagles' confidence took a major hit.
And it won't be automatic against the 49ers Sunday in San Francisco. Just ask the St. Louis Rams.
Until the Eagles beat a good team and show they can come up big in a clutch situation, there will continue to be questions about the Birds.
No doubt, the loss to the Giants felt like a Trent Cole kick to the groin to all the players and coaches. Even beating the 49ers and Green Bay Packers the next two weeks won't take the sting away, but it will sure help the Eagles' morale and standing in the NFC East.
There is no use dwelling on the obvious. The Eagles have to go out and prove that they can beat a decent team.
They will get the chance Oct. 8 when Dallas comes to town. Meanwhile, now the Eagles have to show they can beat mediocre teams. After Sunday's loss, nothing is certain with this puzzling Eagles squad.