Every week we'll be bringing you a little blog about whats going on in the NFC East so that you know what your Cowboys are up against.
Let me make this perfectly clear, I hate the Eagles. I mean hate! However, last weeks game left me with one work in mind…Wow! That’s right, the Eagles provided football fans with a glimpse of jaw dropping ability. Lets just focus first on the fact that Carolina isn’t a joke of a team. Steve Smith is always a threat deep and they have tremendous running backs. However, Philly’s defense handled them with ease producing 2 fumbles, 5 interceptions, and 5 sacks.
Enjoyably, the Eagles weren’t too stellar on offense. Donovan McNabb was 10/18 totaling 79 yards and 2 Tds. He also threw a interception and was sacked twice. Brian Westbrook looked pretty impressive (which is typical) but LeSean McCoy looked less then formidable with his 2 fumbles despite his YPC avg.
DeSean Jackson, who’ve I’ve listed as a breakout player of the year, took a punt back to the house in the opener.
Looking Into the Future:
Donovan McNabb has suffered some broken ribs and will be out for a little. That leaves Kevin Kolb and Jeff Garcia to man the reigns. However, it appears that Andy Reid’s trust in Kolb isn’t sufficient enough to expect much out of him. If Michael Vick was allowed to play the world would be upside down. Don’t be surprised if by the end of the season you hear the Philly faithful screaming for McNabbs head and the re-emergence of Vick.
On an NFC East look of things, the Birds are short handed headed into a tough game with New Orleans. If Drew Brees looks half as good as he did last week, this game is going to be tough for the Eagles to win. I believe that their defense has what it takes but it just wont go right for them. The Eagles move to 1-1 this week and the NFC East begins to become conjumbled, no one is able to see a clear cut winner, and each game becomes vital to ALL teams.