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NFL morning after: Yes, the Eagles are for real

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vick celebrates the game tying touchdown against the Ravens with teammates Watkins and Bell in Philadelphia Reuters

The Eagles are a clutch team that plays its best football when the going gets toughest, shaking off adversity and coming back in the fourth quarter to win back-to-back games by just one point.

The Eagles are a sloppy team that makes far too many mistakes to be a legitimate contender, getting outplayed for most of the game twice in a row before barely winning back-to-back games by just one point.

Both are true. But which one better describes the 2012 Eagles? Are they the dynasty in the making that Michael Vick said they were before the season started? Or are they just a mediocre team that missed the playoffs last year and will miss the playoffs again this year?

If I could answer that question with any certainty I’d make my home in Las Vegas, not Chicago, but from where I sit, I believe that the Eagles are a better team than they were last year, and a better team than they’ve shown so far this year. And considering that they are, in fact, 2-0 after Sunday’s 24-23 win over the Ravens, if they’re better than they’ve shown they’re going to be pretty good.

On offense, I simply don’t believe the Eagles can play any worse than they have in the first two weeks of the season, when they’ve turned the ball over nine times — nine times — in just two games. The Eagles are the first NFL team since 1983 to start the season 2-0 despite having at least four turnovers in each of their first two games, and it’s unimaginable that they can keep turning the ball over at this level. Michael Vick, who has never had more than 14 interceptions in an entire season, just can’t keep throwing interceptions at the rate he has been so far this season, with six in two games. He’ll get better.

And on defense, I believe the Eagles are clearly better than they were a year ago, and that’s almost entirely because of linebacker DeMeco Ryans, who arrived from Houston in a trade this year. Ryans was outstanding on Sunday against the Ravens, recording an interception, a sack, two tackles for loss, a pass breakup and six solo tackles. He looks like one of the best defensive players in the league right now.

So with the Eagles now 2-0 and six days away with a surprisingly big game against another 2-0 team in Arizona, I believe they’re one of the league’s best teams. They’re going to win most of their games this season, and by a lot more than one point.

Here are my other thoughts on Week Two in the NFL:

The replacement officials took a step backward. After doing a more or less solid job in Week One, the NFL’s replacement officials did a mostly lousy job in Week Two. And the problem was less about any one particular blown call than it was a general sense that the officials weren’t in control of the game. The crucial personal foul penalty on Redskins receiver Josh Morgan for throwing the ball at Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan, for instance, was the correct call. But the officials had permitted so much post-play pushing, shoving and taunting in that game that it felt arbitrary when they finally decided to call the penalty on Morgan just before what could have been a game-tying field goal for the Redskins. And it was like that across the league on Sunday: Officials seeming unsure of themselves and unable to take control of games. Consistency is of paramount importance in officiating, and if the NFL can’t get consistency from the replacement officials, then the NFL needs to end the lockout of the regular officials.

Darrelle Revis proved in his absence how good he is. The Jets’ shutdown cornerback was out with a concussion, and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had an easy day picking apart a depleted Jets secondary. Roethlisberger found open receivers all day, completing 24 of 31 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns, and the Steelers cruised to a 27-10 win. Without Revis, the Jets’ defense is going to have a hard time stopping anybody. They need him back soon.

C.J. Spiller is an elite talent. The Bills used the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft on Spiller, a running back out of Clemson, and he disappointed as a rookie. But we’ve seen enough of Spiller to know now that he really is a Top 10 talent. Spiller had 15 carries for 123 yards in Sunday’s blowout of the Chiefs, a week after he had 14 carries for 169 yards in a loss to the Jets. And although a lot of people didn’t notice it, Spiller had a great end to the 2011 season as well, carrying 67 times for 391 yards (5.8 yards a carry) over the last five games of last year. Spiller is a stud.

Gregg Williams was a good coach. Just look at how the Saints’ defense has fallen apart without him. Williams, the former Saints defensive coordinator who has been banished by the NFL for running a bounty program in New Orleans, may have engaged in egregious misconduct, but no one has ever accused Williams of not knowing how to run a defense. The Saints’ defense allowed quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton to pick them apart, and the Saints, who have already given up 75 points this season, are 0-2.

Reggie Bush is finally the Reggie Bush he was supposed to be. Remember how incredible Bush was at USC, and how he was supposed to be a game-changing running back in the NFL? It never really worked out that way in New Orleans: Yes, Bush was a fine player, but he was more like an interchangeable cog in a well-oiled Saints offensive machine than a uniquely talented playmaker. But now that Bush is in Miami, things are different. He has 760 yards in his last six games, including 172 in Sunday’s win over the Raiders, and his two touchdown runs on Sunday were beautiful. Breaking four tackles on his way to the end zone on a 23-yard run. Racing 65 yards down the sideline. That’s the Reggie Bush we were supposed to see. That’s the Reggie Bush we’re finally seeing.

I have no idea what to make of any of the 1-1 teams. There are 19 1-1 teams in the NFL right now, and there will be 20 after the 1-0 Broncos play the 1-0 Falcons tonight. And I really don’t know which ones are good and which ones are bad. I think the Patriots and Giants are a couple of good 1-1 teams, and I think the Vikings and Dolphins are a couple of bad 1-1 teams, but I don’t know. That’s what’s so fun about the start of the NFL season. None of us knows.

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66 Responses to “NFL morning after: Yes, the Eagles are for real”
  1. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 17, 2012 7:53 AM

    A team winning by one point under awful QB play is not real. The Eagles are the 2011 Buffalo Bills.

    I think Robert Griffin has proven he’s a top 5 QB and no one comes close to his skillset. Our defense is the reason for yesterday’s lost, but that will be corrected in the upcoming games. BS losses happen from time to time. I’m 99.9% sure the Washington Redskins are playoff bound.

  2. blutri10 says: Sep 17, 2012 7:53 AM

    I love how all of a sudden the Eagles are for real. But had one bounce gone the other way yesterday, you would’ve been saying they’re in with a “couple of good 1-1 teams”. Amazing the way the media just labels things and people stick to it. Right Obama?

  3. bearsstillsuck says: Sep 17, 2012 7:54 AM

    So the eagles are a team full of tebows?

  4. mittywalter says: Sep 17, 2012 8:02 AM

    Eagles getting some hype again? Perfect time to be picked by every analyst only to be brought down to earth by those lowly Cardinals.

  5. crazycane says: Sep 17, 2012 8:02 AM

    Eagles are the luckiest team in the NFL. Period.

  6. cooklynn17 says: Sep 17, 2012 8:17 AM

    All the 1and 1 teams are better than the overrated Eagles.

  7. lightcleric says: Sep 17, 2012 8:17 AM

    Am I the only one who wanted Morgan to go Andre Johnson and beat the snot out of dirty Cortland Finnegan?

  8. jimirsayjunior says: Sep 17, 2012 8:17 AM

    So is Andrew Luck. Threading the needle like a madman yesterday.

  9. popdawg99 says: Sep 17, 2012 8:18 AM

    Michael Vick, who has never had more than 14 interceptions in an entire season, just can’t keep throwing interceptions at the rate he has been so far this season, with six in two games. He’ll get better.

    ——————————

    Unless/until he get’s hurt at which point the Eagles offense will be in the hands of a rookie or Trent Edwards.

    (Comment by a realistic Eagles fan).

  10. sevensgottago says: Sep 17, 2012 8:24 AM

    Vick still must go! We won’t get out of the first round, if we even get THAT far, with Bad Newz under center. :x

  11. whatifisayno says: Sep 17, 2012 8:25 AM

    Sure. The Eagles will go as far as Vick can take them… if he stays healthy. I’m not convinced he can play an entire 16-game regular season.

  12. trefkennedy says: Sep 17, 2012 8:27 AM

    Team Cowboys are 1-1, but those Egirls, they will crash and burn Joe Flacco didn’t do what he was suppose to do

  13. bleed4philly says: Sep 17, 2012 8:27 AM

    How come the niners get to fly under the radar and we don’t?! Just shut up!

  14. cleverbob says: Sep 17, 2012 8:29 AM

    One of Vick’s INT’s wasn’t entirely his fault. It was off-target but still catchable and bounced off of Celek’s hands. There were a few “shoulda been picks” too, but every QB has already had a few of those this season. And LeSean McCoy isn’t likely to continue his 1 fumble per game pace considering he coughed it up only once all of last season.

  15. brownsapologist says: Sep 17, 2012 8:29 AM

    A defensive linemen for the Bengals literally ripped the shoe off of Richardson during a tackle and threw it to the back of the end zone and the refs didn’t call it. But definitely saw it happen. I’d agree that they don’t appear to have any control of the games. The way some players get in their faces and yell, it looks like they’re about to get decked.

  16. myvickinabox14 says: Sep 17, 2012 8:31 AM

    The Eagles are a good team, and I think they are only getting better. We may hit a few bumps along the way, but this is a good team.

  17. eaglesfanintx says: Sep 17, 2012 8:36 AM

    Just about everything you thought you knew about each team after week 1 was completely overturned in week 2. I love the NFL!

  18. igglenbalmore says: Sep 17, 2012 8:41 AM

    If not for the turnovers, everyone would be saying they are the best team in the league. Lead league in offensive ypg and in top five of defense ypg. Stop the turnovers!

  19. dannyglover21 says: Sep 17, 2012 8:57 AM

    7 picks. Now that’s real.

  20. janvanflac says: Sep 17, 2012 9:08 AM

    after week 1, people were saying that holding Brandon Weeden to a 5.1 passer rating and shutting down Trent Richardson didn’t matter.

    Richardson had over 100 yards this week and Weeden played very well. Then the Eagles put the clamps on an offense which scored at will last week.

    Not sure about their offense but their D is definitely for real. If the Offense starts holding onto the ball yes they can beat anyone.

  21. johnnyhambone says: Sep 17, 2012 9:15 AM

    the morning after…. and joe flacco still looks and plays like vinny testaverde. baltimore ain’t winning nothing this year with their lousy defense and their average qb. the eagles had an easy time with the overrated ravens defense.

  22. m2karateman says: Sep 17, 2012 9:43 AM

    Love, just love how the referees are getting clobbered in the media today for the officiating in the games yesterday (sarcasm).
    ‘Consistency is of paramount importance in officiating, and if the NFL can’t get consistency from the replacement officials, then the NFL needs to end the lockout of the regular officials.’

    Yeah, right. Because the regular NFL officials are the benchmark for consistency in the world.

    Get over it.

  23. cali49er707 says: Sep 17, 2012 9:45 AM

    bleed4philly says:
    Sep 17, 2012 8:27 AM
    How come the niners get to fly under the radar and we don’t?! Just shut up!
    ————————–
    That’s because, the 9ERS play in the so called “pop warner” division of the NFL & get NO RESPECT. While Philly plays in the “big bad bruising” NFC East. So every media outlet loves to overhype & blow every NFC East game out of proportion like it’s the Super Bowl!!!!

  24. treesloth16 says: Sep 17, 2012 9:48 AM

    the replacements officials are doing fine. Cortland finnegan just has that bad attitude where you want to punch him in the face.

    I’m not a fan of Reggie Bush, but seeing him make runs like that were just amazing. I hope he keeps it up. He seems more focused now, probably because he’s kept away from trashy skanks like the Kardashians.

  25. EJ says: Sep 17, 2012 9:58 AM

    C.J. Spiller is an elite talent.

    Finally, the Buffalo Bills have hit the Jackpot drafting Spiller. Whether or not Freddy Jackson comes back right away, the Bills should feel comfortable with their backfield. Choice still has some work to do, but Johnny White is hitting the holes with some purpose. Maybe Gailey starts to run White a little more than Choice this week against Cleveland? I know Chan has coached Tashard in college and knows him well, but he is not doing enough to stay ahead of White, we’ll see I guess. No matter who is in the backfield, the Offensive line is doing a hell of a job clearing the way for these RB’s. Glenn, Levitre, Wood Urbik and Pears are showing that together they are pretty damn good! Go Bills!!!! #BillsMafia

  26. ravenmuscle says: Sep 17, 2012 10:01 AM

    The Iggles are GROSSLY over rated. Their offensive line is down to five players and those 5 stink. Vick WILL be knocked out for the season any game now and Reid will get fired.

  27. melikefootball says: Sep 17, 2012 10:03 AM

    Seeing the Steeler-jet game in my area…the refs did not show very well. A lot of what?, calls on the defensive backs.

  28. packerbadger says: Sep 17, 2012 10:04 AM

    I’ll consider the Eagles a good team when they win another Super Bowl……!….. wait….nevermind.

  29. phillyphever says: Sep 17, 2012 10:08 AM

    The only thing real about the Eagles is that they’re real phonies. Seriously, I’ve never seen a team this lucky in my life. They should be crashing back to Earth soon, so I’m not worried that Reid, Vick and Roseman are staying beyond this year.

  30. erdessy says: Sep 17, 2012 10:09 AM

    voiceofeasonsays never makes any sense.

    I’m a Philly fan that has been living in DC for 20 years and he is just like all the fans down here. None of them know what they are talking about and they all point to wins the team had 20 years ago. 20 years ago!! I have been here for 20 years and in that time the Skins have been irrelevant in the NFL. And all they do is cheerlead the Skins without diving any deeper to understand football. And they cheerlead as their bad owner takes their money.

    The sports fans in this town just don’t understand football or any sports for that matter. Just look at Nats getting 17,000 fans last week for a team in first place. Awful.

  31. dontouchmyjunk says: Sep 17, 2012 10:12 AM

    The Eagles are not being outplayed. What game are you watching? Both weeks they gained more yardage than their opponent and their defense played better. Every stat except turnovers favors them.

    Plus, to me, their offense looks exactly the same as it did last year. The difference is they are overcoming their turnovers. Last season they had five games like the first two of this season. In 2011, they lost all five of them. Had they won just one of them, they would have gone to the playoffs and the Giants would have stayed home.

    In 2011, the Eagles defense gave up five 4th quarter leads. Not in 2012, though.

  32. mackie66 says: Sep 17, 2012 10:16 AM

    Dolphins are letting Bush run like the Saints should have. Dolfans dont get over excited bout that whoopen the Fish gave the Raiders. I didnt think there was a team worse then the
    Dolphins,,,well,,,theres one. Da Raiders.

  33. ningenito78 says: Sep 17, 2012 10:21 AM

    Before we go saying how much the Saints defense misses Gregg Williams does anybody remember Spags first year with the Giants? They gave up 80 points in their first 2 games and the whole city wanted him fired. All they did after that is win the Super Bowl beating the previously undefeated Pats. So let’s settle down with the demise if the Saints after 2 weeks.

  34. ace8842 says: Sep 17, 2012 10:23 AM

    DeMeco Ryans has been impressive, but I think Kendricks, their draft pick at LB has even been more impressive than Ryans..though both are making a big difference. Look at opponents 3rd down conversions…..last year the Eagles couldn’t get off the field on 3rd down, this year, different story.

  35. starderup says: Sep 17, 2012 10:34 AM

    We know Mike Vick here in Atlanta, and he is the same Vick. He’ll get your hopes up, and then throw an interception.
    He has amazing talent – from the neck down.

  36. starderup says: Sep 17, 2012 10:37 AM

    Baltimore would have won that game with Matt Ryan. Unibrow just looked lost. Atlanta picked the right one of the two.

  37. somekat says: Sep 17, 2012 10:42 AM

    Eagles cut out the unforced turnovers, and nobody in the NFL can play with them. Nobody.

    Any team that has an offense that can run with them, doesn’t have half the defense.

    Teams with defense as good as theirs, are trash on offense.

    The only thing that will stop the Eagles is what has stopped them so far this year. Unforced turnovers. If the Eagles and the opponent both play a clean game, I don’t see a team taht can beat the Eagles.

    That being said, they have to cut the turnovers, or it doesn’t matter

  38. eagleswin says: Sep 17, 2012 10:43 AM

    dontouchmyjunk says:
    Sep 17, 2012 10:12 AM
    The Eagles are not being outplayed. What game are you watching? Both weeks they gained more yardage than their opponent and their defense played better. Every stat except turnovers favors them.

    Plus, to me, their offense looks exactly the same as it did last year. The difference is they are overcoming their turnovers. Last season they had five games like the first two of this season. In 2011, they lost all five of them. Had they won just one of them, they would have gone to the playoffs and the Giants would have stayed home.

    In 2011, the Eagles defense gave up five 4th quarter leads. Not in 2012, though.

    ——————————–

    I’m not disagreeing that the eagles lead in the stats but the Eagles have been extremely lucky that there’s been only 6 picks and 2 fumbles (i think?) on Vick. The defense has done extremely well so far but the Eagles were extremely lucky that the opposing defense in both games let a few easy INTs slip through there fingers.

    Against the Browns, the play immediately before the winning TD pass hit the Browns defender in both hands, it was a relatively easy pick that, thankfully, the defender fumbled. The game should’ve been over at that point.

    I think he did it again to a Ravens defender (Ray Lewis?) on another scoring drive.

    I’m glad the Eagles won but they can’t keep turning the ball over. They very easily could be 0-2 if a few of the defenders had caught balls that hit them in both hands.

  39. carpediaz says: Sep 17, 2012 10:53 AM

    Were the Dolphins the only team this Sunday with 0 turnovers? And we’re a bad 1-1 team? I really like what I saw from Tannehill and the team as a whole. Reggie blew up as he should every game & Brian Hartline caught more balls than Brandon Marshall did when he was with us. Looking forward to the rest of the season, & I hope we stick it to the Jets!

  40. Stiller43 says: Sep 17, 2012 10:53 AM

    You could also look at the iggles as 4 combined points away from 0-2. But give credit to them overcoming and winning, as good teams do.

  41. Marcus says: Sep 17, 2012 11:12 AM

    The fact remains that the Eagles defense has played extremely well these first two games and is the ONLY reason they are positioned to win at the end of the game. The defensive play was able to cover for the mistakes on offense. They kept the game within reach. Why the Ravens got away from the run in the second half is something I’ll never understand, but they played to the Eagles strength.

    I was surprised that the Eagles moved the ball as well as they did against the Ravens D. Three red zone turnovers are what stopped them from taking a big early lead.

    This is not the same team as last year, but with this offensive line as banged up as it is, this season can come crashing down at any moment.

  42. jm8ch10 says: Sep 17, 2012 11:23 AM

    The Niners are for real, the Eagles have been fortunate. Last week everybody was saying the Eagles aren’t for real but this week they are for real.

    Yeah, ok.

  43. kev86 says: Sep 17, 2012 11:27 AM

    Eagles are pretty good. Not great.

  44. geniusfan says: Sep 17, 2012 11:45 AM

    The Eagles are obviously going to have to continue to win games to be considered “for real” by every fan and media type. But you can’t deny that they have the potential to be deadly. Vick has never been a turnover machine in his career, I’m not sure what’s going on but I think he will settle down and figure things out soon and that’s bad news for the rest of the league.

    And oh that defense, thank you Houston Texans for Demeco Ryans a gift from the football gods themselves. In a game where Ed Reed, Ray Lewis and Haloti Ngata were on the field the best defensive player was wearing midnight green Ryans was everywhere yesterday.

    You can look at the turnovers and say they got “lucky” but I see it differently. I think the other teams got lucky that the Eagles turned the ball over so much. If they didn’t the Browns and the Ravens yes the Ravens would have both lost to the Eagles by double digits.

  45. lavoysboy says: Sep 17, 2012 11:50 AM

    The Eagles got outplayed in both games? In week 1 Eagles had 456 total yards on offense and the browns had 210 total yards. Week 2 Eagles had 486 total yards and the ravens had 325. Showing that the Eagles are playing much better defense than their opponents and can also move the ball just as good or better than anyone else in the NFL.

    Also, the Eagles have out-possessed both the browns and the Ravens, who actually have a pretty good team if you did not know.

    As far as the Eagles being legitimate contenders, you would have to consider them in that conversation. The fact that the Eagles have turned over the ball so much and are still winning games really says something about their team.

    Not only is Vick out of character with his turnovers, but Shady McCoy is also out of his characters. His rookie year he had one lost fumble all season. Second year he also had one fumble. Third year he had one fumble. This year he already has two. You have to assume he won’t keep up that pace as well.

    There are many other things that contribute to the argument of the Eagles being “legitimate”. They have the NFL’s fastest offense. Desean is going to be playing much better than he did last year, since he has already started to prove it this season. They also upgraded their defense with 2 stud rookies: Mychal Kendricks (linebacker) and Brandon Boykin (the nickel corner) who just owned ex-pro bowl reciever Anquan Boldin.

  46. dvdman123 says: Sep 17, 2012 11:56 AM

    Andy Reid will be forced to retire at the end of this season……bank on it.

  47. eezyxyz says: Sep 17, 2012 12:21 PM

    “The crucial personal foul penalty on Redskins receiver Josh Morgan for throwing the ball at Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan, for instance, was the correct call. But the officials had permitted so much post-play pushing, shoving and taunting in that game that it felt arbitrary when they finally decided to call the penalty on Morgan”

    Really? Just the first 20 minutes of that game saw the refs throw flags on FOUR personal fouls and one unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Hard to see that the final flag was arbitrary and came out of nowhere. I think you should have just stopped at “was the correct call” … kinda feels like we’re reaching for criticisms of the refs at this point.

  48. ballpunchtillman says: Sep 17, 2012 12:26 PM

    Eagles are over hyped just like last yr. The giants, cowboys and redskins all have better chances of being in the playoffs

  49. bleed4philly says: Sep 17, 2012 12:37 PM

    The NFC west actually killed it this week, what are you talking about?!

  50. hwatt says: Sep 17, 2012 12:42 PM

    Championship teams usually blow out most of their opponents, not struggle with every team in the league. It’s only been two games, stop planning the Eagles parade.

  51. cali49er707 says: Sep 17, 2012 12:45 PM

    bleed4philly says:
    Sep 17, 2012 12:37 PM
    The NFC west actually killed it this week, what are you talking about?!
    ————————-
    It was a joke!! But, across the country the NFC West get’s NO respect!!!!! While the NFC East is regarded as the toughest division by uneducated NFL fans & the media!!!

  52. theuglitruth says: Sep 17, 2012 1:16 PM

    Cards will likely own the Eagles this weekend…it’s an easy bet for a Vegas bettor. I made bank on the NFC west this last weekend. They are extremely underated!

  53. spfripp says: Sep 17, 2012 1:28 PM

    Its amazing how different people’s perspective is. Before Miami went on HK they were probably viewed as a team that would be ranked in the 20s and after HK many people were viewing them as the worst team in the NFL. All HK did was give people insight on Miami. There are a lot of bad teams out there with the same issues. With that said. I probably view Miami in the bottom five as of now. But I also think this team will be a spoiler team at the end of the season. The defense is already solid, Reggie is on his way to reaching his goal, the OL will improve once they become more cohesive, Tannehill is also improving and showed us a little bit of what he can do, especially when the WRs actually catch the ball.

  54. cleverbob says: Sep 17, 2012 3:03 PM

    hwatt says:
    Sep 17, 2012 12:42 PM

    Championship teams usually blow out most of their opponents, not struggle with every team in the league.
    ===============================

    Just like the 9-7 Giants did last season? Happy Overreaction Monday, everybody!

  55. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 17, 2012 4:59 PM

    9 turnovers?

    They’ll be 2-2 when the calendar turns.

  56. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 17, 2012 5:04 PM

    dontouchmyjunk says: Sep 17, 2012 10:12 AM

    The Eagles are not being outplayed. What game are you watching? Both weeks they gained more yardage than their opponent and their defense played better. Every stat except turnovers favors them.

    Plus, to me, their offense looks exactly the same as it did last year. The difference is they are overcoming their turnovers. Last season they had five games like the first two of this season. In 2011, they lost all five of them. Had they won just one of them, they would have gone to the playoffs and the Giants would have stayed home.

    In 2011, the Eagles defense gave up five 4th quarter leads. Not in 2012, though.
    ——————

    Because they haven’t HAD leads in the 4th Quarter, maybe?

  57. meytonpanning says: Sep 17, 2012 5:05 PM

    Why be stacked at almost every position, if you don’t have a healthy o-line? That’s like a sports car with Wal-Mart tires.

    You read right. Jason Peters is to racing tires, as Bell is to Wal-Mart tires.

  58. nickynick04 says: Sep 17, 2012 5:06 PM

    The Dynasty…as Vick calls his team…beat the Browns by a point….and the Ravens by a point at home…enough said…..8 _ 8 at best

  59. tdk24 says: Sep 17, 2012 5:20 PM

    Didn’t the pundits say the same thing about the Bills last year about 3 or 4 games into the season? How did that one work out!?

  60. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 17, 2012 5:30 PM

    You cannot take that team seriously if they keep turning the ball over.

  61. janvanflac says: Sep 17, 2012 6:33 PM

    For all of you idiots saying this is an 8-8 team….these were character building wins, and they are loaded with talent and also have a deep roster. Their rookie class has been great so far from top to bottom. They are the 2nd youngest team in the league as well. They have a coaching staff that has made the playoffs 10 out of 13 years. Of course they are for real.

  62. pafan01 says: Sep 17, 2012 6:38 PM

    Revis is good but Ben completed passes to 10 different receivers. Would he have covered all of them?

  63. mancave001 says: Sep 17, 2012 6:41 PM

    IF they can eliminate the turnovers, the Eagles will be scary. But this is a Reid team, so that’s a big if.

  64. chrisvegas says: Sep 17, 2012 8:30 PM

    I love it… At first all you hear is how Eagles are going to get blown out by the Ravens, Now after beating the Ravens as I predicted the Ravens are overrated. Why can’t you people just be honest and get over yourselves? Hate the Eagles all you want, but if you deny that they are a good team this season you are just in denial. How good? I don’t know yet but I know they have a good defense and if thier offense ever stops turning the ball over they can be Elite.

  65. flyeaglesfly20 says: Sep 18, 2012 3:08 PM

    Manning throws 3 picks in one quarter, Cutler throws 4 ints in a games, Stafford throw 3 in one game, super bowl mvp eli manning throws 3 picks in a game but yet Vick gets all the attention. There are alot more quarterbacks in the league besides Michael and guess what out of all the teams his team is the only one 2-0….. Stamp that !!!!!!

  66. trigzter says: Sep 21, 2012 4:33 PM

    Mr Wright 212

    Because they haven’t HAD leads in the 4th Quarter, maybe?

    Except for, ya know, when they took the lead and won both games

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