Winning pretty is so overrated. The Eagles won their second straight game they nearly flushed down the toilet. They now have nine turnovers through the first two games of the season, including six from Michael Vick. They also have two straight games ending with a clutch fourth-quarter game-winning drive and a tough defensive stand late.
There is too much parity on the NFL to think you can always win pretty. Winning ugly like this is a good thing. You have to think this is what the playoffs will be like. Tough, physical games where it doesn’t matter how you start; it matters more how you finish.
The important thing to take away from the first two games is the Eagles record. They are 2-0. At worst, they will be tied for the best record in the NFL. It’s early, but it is still crucial to get off to a great start. Last year, the Eagles blew the second game of the season against the Falcons last season and couldn’t get another victory until Week 6.