The Philadelphia Eagles are atop the NFC East with a 3-1 record through the first four weeks of the 2012 season. However, things haven’t been as smooth as the standings might indicate.
Though the Birds have narrowly escaped defeat in each of their three wins, they deserved them nonetheless.
There’s no doubting the Eagles are a resilient team—which is evident in their dramatic comeback efforts to this point. If anything, the team’s wins can be attributed to that.
However, the Eagles are a few adjustments away from being able to convincingly hang on to the top spot in the NFC East, and eventually maybe even the entire NFC.
The following slideshow sheds some light on the areas in which the Birds can improve in order to realize their potential and ultimately stake their claim among the NFL’s elite teams.