Philadelphia Eagles: Can They Match-Up With Teams With Winning Records?

Roberto MejiaContributor IOctober 13, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 27:  Asante Samuel #22 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after a play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 27, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Stop what you're doing and book your tickets to Florida. The Philadelphia Eagles are going to the Super Bowl!

Not so quite.

The Philadelphia Eagles currently have a record of 3-1 after five weeks of football. The only lost coming to the 4-0 Saints.

Yes, we are 3-1, but look who we have beat. We've beat the Carolina Panthers (1-3), Kansas City Chiefs (0-5), and Tampa Buccaneers (0-5).

Altogether, they have a combined record of 1-13.

That's why I haven't been impressed with our wins. Not, that I haven't been impressed, but it's what I expect from this team. Yes, we have won with large margins, but that's what the Eagles are supposed to do. We are supposed to beat up on the "weaker teams".

The only loss of the season was to the New Orleans Saints, who are potential Super Bowl contenders with All-Pro Drew Brees and their sixth-ranked defense.

We should beat the Raiders by more than 14 points. Our schedule after the Raiders gets challenging.


Week Six @ Oakland—Yes, the Raiders are 1-4 and they have a horrible quarterback, but they still have All-Pro defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha. Although it should be a walk in the park with our number three-ranked defense.  


Week Seven @ Washington—There is turmoil in Washington, but the Redskins were the team that beat us twice last year. Records are dropped when NFC East teams clash.


After week seven, teams have a combined record of 26-11.

Talk about fierce competition. We can only afford to lose three or four games and make the playoffs. None of these teams can be taken for granted.

Where is our running game? If we want to win games, we need to get our running game going. If we put these games on McNabb's shoulders, defenses our going to find a way to slow us down.

I am impressed with our passing game. What I liked seeing was Maclin's break out game. I was kind of hesitant to why the Eagles picked this young man up, but I know now that he has some special talent. Add Brent Celek, Jason Avant, and Weaver and we have some pretty good weapons. I would like to see Brandon Gibson getting some reps, because I liked what I saw during the preseason.

I think Curtis' health problems will effect his playing time and if he is not healthy, please leave him off the field.

I am not saying that I am not happy with this team, but we need to play some better football. Our defense needs to step up and play Eagles football.

The true challenge is still to come.