Originally Posted by bcoop
Why? Have you watched a Philly game this year? They have been stagnant, until last week. Even in the wins, they didn't look like Philly of old. McNabb has been sucking wind. I don't know if it's the injury that's been holding Westbrook back, or what. But he's a non factor this year.
Besides those two, and Dawkins, what does Philly really have? Nada....
Man I don't think you watched anything but highlights of these games then. McNabb looked bad for a 2 game stretch and the O stalled a few times cause they couldn't run the ball. Cincy and Baltimore were 2 really bad games for McNabb.
Westbrook has been injured with a bad ankle sprain, in the Pittsburgh game and knee inflammation all season. he is finally getting a bit better, plus they are now CALLING more running plays.
Maybe you haven't seen Desean Jackson making a big impact at WR and Punt returns. Or Kevin Curtis coming back from a sports hernia surgery to start being effective again. The O line is now on their 3rd string RG. Pro Bowl Guard Shawn Andrews is out and Max Jean Gilles broke his leg on Thanksgiving night.
The Eagles D is 4th in the NFl in yards allowed and has 3 Pro bowl Corner backs. Asant Samuel is playing great and the young Linebacking core is holding their own. They also have a DE called Trent Cole who is a BEAST. They also are a top 5 team in sacks I believe.
They stalled a lot this year but liek I said, 4 of their losses were by a COMBINED 19 points. Tehy gave a few games away and had trouble all season not runnign the ball and gaining the short yards tehy needed in crucial times. It's no surprise to a lot of people they are playing well, they have a good team.