This is probably going to be the most annoying Eagles post or article you read all week. It’s definitely the most annoying I’ve written in recent memory.
It basically goes like this….slow your Eagles roll. Keep your Eagles expectations in check. Remember the history and pain of the past before reserving your Super Bowl hotel room in Minneapolis. Remember last year’s 3-0 start.
Why? Because as we covered last previously, low expectations make for happier people. Because of this:
That makes the winning percentage of the teams the Eagles have beaten a whopping .263 (5-14). Last year, when the Eagles were 3-0, they had beaten teams with a combined winning percentage of .222 (2-7) after the first three weeks of the 2016 season.
The Redskins are okay. The Giants blow. The Chargers blow slightly less. The Cardinals suck without David Johnson. Their only two wins this year have been against the Andrew Luck-less Colts and the 49ers and they needed overtime for both of those wins.
The Eagles are a better team than last year. They have far more talent. Doug Pederson has the team playing at a high level. Carson Wentz looks better each week. They’ve played bad teams and they’ve won, which is not always easy to do. However, I’m staying cautiously optimistic to avoid a heartbreaking drop off a cliff.
This week’s game against Carolina is probably the toughest test to date, especially with the shortened week. If they come out with a win in Carolina on Thursday night, I’ll probably be reserving a room in Minneapolis. Until then, take the 4-1 for what it’s been…fun.