There are a lot of questions remaining for the Philadelphia Eagles after barely surviving the lowly Cleveland Browns 17-16. The Eagles came in as heavy favorites with Super Bowl aspirations and came out with some doubt.
The Eagles have a lot of work to do with their offensive line, quarterback, play-calling and team discipline. Penalties, turnovers, balance on offense and the pass protection really hurt the Eagles against the Browns in Week 1. Had their offense been firing on all cylinders, the Eagles might have run away with that game very early, and I would be talking about how great this team is already.
The offense had its issues, but the defense was solid. It has been a while since we got a chance to say the Eagles had the No. 1 defense. You have to give credit where it’s due, and it’s due for Juan Castillo and the front office that put this defense together. We shall see if they can keep this up against an offense that isn’t projected to finish dead last like Cleveland is.
Most of the issues on this Eagles team are on offense. You would be happy with that if I would have told you after a couple of the really bad defensive performances last season. They aren’t a lost cause by a long shot, but here are the 10 biggest unanswered questions that came up after the Eagles squeaked by the Browns last week.