By Brian Jackson: It may be a little late, but the Eagles are FINALLY beginning to play up to the expectations that we all had for them prior to the season beginning. This week the Eagles face a Seattle team that statistically should be dominated by the Eagles. Let's look at the numbers…
PHI – 7th
SEA – 27th
PHI – 12th
SEA – 30th
PHI – 9th
SEA – 22nd
Hey, stats don’t lie!
The difference in the Eagles’ three losses this season has been a measly 2 - 4 point deficit (and some people were complaining about the Eagles getting a gift call against the Falcons!).
So coming into the Seattle game, an opponent that statistically can't match the Eagles or overwhelm their defense, I feel this game should ultimately result in a dominating performance for the Eagles on both sides of the field.
Injuries are usually the x-factor. But with Hasselbeck slated to be out and the only key Eagle injuries being to LJ Smith (scary that we are labeling him key!), Reggie Brown (please stay hurt), and Sean Andrews (just place him on IR already), it looks the Eagles also have the X factor working for them this weekend!
And, good ol' Andy Reid and defensive coordinator Jim Johnson seem be on a roll lately with using what they have. Eagles in a romp!