So, what have we learned after two weeks of Philadelphia Eagles football?
First, to paraphrase the immortal Dennis Green, they are who we thought they were: A dizzying and dynamic offense paired with a porous and mostly putrid defense.
Therefore, regardless of the outcome, it should be safe to bet the over in most games they play.
You wanna know what's also safe to say so far? I'm pretty terrible at making predictions.
So who better than to foretell what the key players of this dizzying and dynamic offense will do than someone who typically fails with flying colors?
Then again, even a blind squirrel finds a nut at times—and, while I'm neither blind nor a squirrel, I feel like I'm due.
This Thursday night, when the Birds play the Kansas City Chiefs, emotions will be running high in Philadelphia. The city welcomes back Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb, the faces of the franchise for over a decade and arguably the greatest coach and quarterback in team history, both of whom experienced a love-hate relationship with the fans.
In tribute, the Eagles will be looking to party like it's 2004.
The latter will be honored at halftime with his number being retired, while the former does his best to stifle a high-octane offense filled with players he brought here.