Monday, November 13, 2006

All Wins Are Good Ones In The Balanced NFL

It's easy to dismiss the Eagles 27-3 win over Washington as no big deal, over a Redskins team that has just kissed its playoff homes goodbye.
Yet in the NFL, especially this year, no win should be taken for granted. As bad as the Redskins looked against the Eagles, they were able to beat Dallas the previous week.
And if anybody is checking, the Eagles' best win this year has still be over that Dallas team.
After losing three straight games, the Eagles needed a win of any kind, and forget about the style points.
They even showed they can win a game when Donovan McNabb isn't at his best.
There is a tendency to think that this week's game at Lincoln Financial Field against the 2-7 Tennessee Titans will be another laugher.
Keep in mind, Tennessee lost just 14-13 to the undefeated Indianapolis Colts.
So anything can happen in this wacky NFL.
In this year of parity, a 9-7 record could get a team in the wild card hunt.
Just as they had to last week, the Eagles must stomp on an inferior Tennessee team this week, but a win over the Titans isn't a given. That's because the Eagles have already lost to a Tampa Bay team that went 2-6 in the first half of the season.
Sure the Eagles are feeling better about themselves. The defense has allowed just one touchdown in the last three games.
The offense, especially with the return of Donte' Stallworth and the continued always potential explosiveness of Brian Westbrook is more than capable.
It's just a team can never get too comfortable. The Eagles shouldn't and to their credit, aren't talking playoffs. They are just talking about the next game, which in the NFL is all that matters.

6 Comments:

At 2:53 PM, Blogger mike said...

ummm they beat the redskins, at home, in the rain,, umm enough said.

still they did not manage a sack, and gave up a ton of rushing yards,, if the sun was out and the ground was dry it's a different story,, beat the colts on the road and your on the way, let Manning drop back with no pressure no sacks and your 6-5 and lucky to make the playoffs..

 
At 9:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will win the NFC East. They obviously made it nearly devastatingly hard in the first half, but they've shown they are a great team. They just miss their opportunities. A big win against the Colts, I think, will push this team back into the tournament.

 
At 1:02 PM, Blogger mike said...

i have a terrible feeling about sundays game against the titans,,
could this really happen? a loss to TN? someone please tell me i'm just thinking way too much,,, please, i need reasurance that they will walk into TN 5-4 and walk out 6-4,, someone????

 
At 1:14 PM, Blogger The Don said...

Mike,

The Iggles will come in 5-4 and leave 6-4. Ok, that being said, basically, they can apply the Michael Vick treatment to Tennessee, since they are built the same way (running QB and a good ground game). Force Vince Young to throw into our secondary and contain him. Easier said than done, of course, but that is the ideal game plan.

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger mike said...

thanks Don..

Go Birds!!!

 
At 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don you forgot Donnie Mac doesn't run that much anymore and he's locked into the Ankles again.

 

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