Eagles Finally Play a Full 60 Minutes
All week I've been hearing about how important it is for the Eagles to make a statement against the Jets and everyone was confident that it would happen. In my experience when a team and a fan base get too comfortable that's when things fall apart and we experience a "trap game." This typically happens because teams get over confident and forget just because a team has a bad record they are still NFL caliber players so they have ability. Thankfully this wasn't the case and the Eagles kept their foot on the pedal the whole 60 minutes on Sunday.
I give a lot of credit to head coach Doug Pederson for keeping the team focused and honestly the team did not disappoint. The defense did their job and really put the hammer down racking up ten sacks, two interceptions (one of which they took to the house) and one fumble recovered for a touchdown.
The Eagles defense made a statement for sure but Carson Wentz and the offense looked really good to me also. They were still throwing the ball a lot despite their lead, which might not work against better teams in the future but they got away with it on Sunday thanks to an uninspiring performance from New York. Jordan Howard looked great running the ball and Carson looks as athletic and accurate as ever.
Say what you want about who the team beat, but Carson and the Eagles got their confidence rolling thanks to back-to-back wins. Now it's time for them to carry it not only into Minnesota next week, but also for the rest of the season.