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Eagles Strike Back in First Games

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Keith Allison

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Kyle Brown

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Much to a stunning surprise
for sports analysts, the Eagles
swooped in for a 4-1 winning
record so far, proving their team’s
potential strength this season.
They started out on the road for
the first two weeks of the season
with a 30-17 win over the Washington
Redskins in which quarterback
Carson Wentz threw for 307
yards and 2 touchdowns despite
no help from the running game.
Their next game came against
the Kansas City Chiefs team
that was coming off of a big win
against the New England Patriots.
The Eagles fought hard, but came
up short in a 27-20 loss that put
the Eagles at 1-1.
The next game came against the
0-2 Giants who came to Lincoln
Financial Field hungry for a win.
In a hard fought battle the Eagles
won 27-24 after a 61-yard field
goal from rookie Jake Elliott that
set a record for the longest kick
by a rookie kicker in NFL history.
After that came the 0-3 San
Diego Chargers who fought hard,
but fell against a rolling Eagles
run game in a 26-24 win for the
birds of Philadelphia. Finally the
Eagles found a way to put it all
together as they crushed the Arizona
Cardinals in a dominating
34-7 win.
There are tons of reasons to get
excited about this year on offense
as the Eagles are 6th in scoring,
8th in passing, 5th in rushing, and
3rd in total offense. Darren Foy,
18, a sports marketing major from
Morrisville said of the Eagles run,
“I’m ecstatic. They’re playing
above expectations…I see us
making a deep playoff run, a Super
Bowl run possibly. We almost
beat Kansas City, and I think we
can compete with anybody.”
While some fans like Foy are
upbeat and optimistic about the
play, others like CJ Phay, an 18
year old English major from
Doylestown, isn’t getting his
hopes up too high yet, “we’re doing
pretty well,” Phay says, “but,
too much optimism shouldn’t
be had. People are talking about
going all the way which is premature.
Although I think playoffs are
a strong possibility. We’ll come
in as a wildcard, but I don’t think
we’ll win the division.”
Collin O’Connor also added,
“I think they’re third best team
in the league right now. We’d be
better if we didn’t have injured
players. If we stay healthy we
make playoffs.”
The excitement is well earned
and the Eagles are looking good,
but despite a 2nd ranked run defense
the Eagles 24th ranked run
defense may prove to be a fatal
flaw once they go against more
patented quarterbacks.
O’Connor stated in regard of
this, “Our secondary is playing
well, but it’s weak because of
the injuries. Once we get Ronald
Darby back we should be better.”
As of now the Philadelphia Eagles
are in a three way tie for best in
the NFC with Carolina and Green
Bay, and things are looking sunny
in the city of Philadelphia.

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