After scraping by the Detroit Lions in a Week 1 shootout 38-35, the Eagles have taken care of business thereafter. They picked up an impressive win against the Minnesota Vikings 24-7 and got a road win against the Commanders 24-8.
The next two weeks were a bit closer than what they would’ve preferred, coming back to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 29-21 and beating the Cardinals in Arizona 20-17. Then came the biggest test to date: a home date with the then 4-1 Cowboys.
After going up 20-0 at a point, the offense suddenly sputtered, allowing the Cowboys to make it a 20-17 game in the second half. However, too many Cooper Rush turnovers and team penalties proved to be too costly, as the Eagles took a 26-17 lead and put the ‘Boys away.
MVP: Jalen Hurts, QB
Before the season, the biggest question for the Birds was what they have at quarterback. It was even talked about how this could be his last season as the starter after the team failed to trade for Russell Wilson or Deshaun Watson.
However, Jalen Hurts has taken the league by storm and led the Eagles to a 6-0 start. He has been the motor of the offense, passing for over 1500 yards and rushing for an additional 293. To this point, he has been responsible for 12 touchdowns for the team.
The Eagles could legitimately stay perfect through Week 10. The team is now entering their bye, then they face an in-state battle against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Perhaps the Steelers upset another NFC foe, however, it is not likely.
Their next major matchup comes on the road against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 11. The lead-up games consist of the Houston Texans and the Commanders, so the first likely loss can come in late November.
The next three games are very interesting. The Eagles host the Packers and Titans before taking on the Giants at MetLife. Due to the law of averages, it is likely the team drops one of these.
To end the season, the team goes on the road to face the Bears and Cowboys and then is back home for the final two contests against the Saints and Giants. The Bears should be an easy win. The Cowboys will be tough with Dak Prescott back at the helm, so we can give a loss to the Birds there.
The Saints game is very interesting, so I will go with a shocking upset there. To end the season, I will also give the Giants a win as they will be fighting for a playoff spot, so everything will be on the line for them.
Record prediction: 12-5