Birds’ Eye View: Lingering red flags on the Eagles team after Cardinals game

Well, we’ve seen this before. But it wasn’t even a doink this time. It’s a cardinal rule for the Birds to win by a doinked field goal.

The Philadelphia Eagles (5-0) sweat out their first challenging game of the season. Starting out hot at 14-0, the Eagles had since let the Cardinals come back and tie things up 17-17 early in the fourth quarter. With a field goal by the Eagles’ backup kicker, Cameron Dicker, to put things on top with a minute and change to go, both teams would sweat things out to the very end.

The Eagles were doing everything right. Takeaways. Turnovers. When it came from adversity with injuries to the heart and souls of the Eagles team, Jalen Hurts and Company were still making plays happen.

It was a great day for Dallas Goedert and Miles Sanders, but certainly not a good day for defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon. Just when he moves a few steps forward, he moves that and more backward. There were lingering issues very reminiscent of Week 1 with lack of tackling and aggressive defensive football.

The blame cannot fully be put on Gannon, as there was offensive play calling that was equally as sketchy calling.

Regardless, a win is a win. It’s a messy win, but the Eagles still remain undefeated.

Jalen Hurts went 26-of-36 for 239 yards, though he had no passing touchdowns, he did have two rushing touchdowns. Miles Sanders and Dallas Goedert had great days as well. Sanders had 15 carries for 58 yards and Goedert had eight receptions for 95 yards.

What does this win mean for the Eagles? It was a hard fought win with injuries plaguing the team. Regardless of the mistakes and messy win, the Eagles managed to start 5-0 and put themselves in a great position heading into a much needed bye week.

First, they face Dallas.

Last season, the Cowboys not only beat the Eagles twice but swept the division. Now, the Cowboys look a little different, especially as they look to focus on keeping Micah Parsons healthy and bringing Dak Prescott back. At 4-1, Dallas and Philadelphia will have a major showdown on Sunday night in Week 6.

This might not necessarily be a test for either team, but both teams need to fix some issues and get some key players back before they face each other.

One response to “Birds’ Eye View: Lingering red flags on the Eagles team after Cardinals game”

  1. […] not the prettiest win but the defense did all the things. Takeaways. Turnovers. Did it all. Also, it was a great day for […]


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