It's always easy for the casual NFL observer to play Tuesday Morning Quarterback. And, well, it is Tuesday morning as I type this.
It's especially easy when playing the "what if" game with the Philadelphia Eagles, who, like so many times before (five blown fourth-quarter leads in 2011, five losses by a touchdown or less in 2012), once again found themselves on the losing end of a contest that went down to the wire.
However, there were a handful of moments in the final minutes of the San Diego Chargers game that, if altered ever so slightly, would have led to a previously unthinkable Thursday night, nationally televised matchup between the undefeated Eagles and the undefeated, Andy Reid-led Kansas City Chiefs.
And if the honeymoon isn't already over, it'll come to a screeching halt if Chip Kelly loses this one.
If we are able to "Butterfly Effect" any of the following, the overall perception of the Eagles right now in Philly, regardless of the obvious imperfections—an atrocious secondary, a weak pass rush and continued red zone struggles, to name a few—changes dramatically.