The Patriots are entering the gauntlet of their schedule — or are they?
I never understood the hype behind the Eagles after a 9-7 2018 season. After a close Week 1 win against a terrible Washington Redskins team, some websites had Philly ranked as high as the fifth-best team in the league. Since then – to put it mildly – they have definitely not been the fifth-best team in the league.
While quarterback Carson Wentz has been having a statistically good year, the rest of the squad hasn’t lived up to expectations. The biggest issue is the team’s secondary, which has been letting an average of 270 passing yards per game fly over their heads. They’re also the 24th-ranked defense in points per game, and overall the team simply lacks the offensive weapons to make up for it.
Some have called the coaching by recently-revered head skipper Doug Pederson into question, and others have demanded bigger moves be made by team management to trade for defensive players after star cornerback Jalen Ramsey slipped through their fingers.
At the moment, the Eagles look to be another victim for New England.