Philadelphia Eagles: Is Philly Part Of The Exclusive Top 3 in The NFL?

Jamie BrownContributor IDecember 31, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 01:  A cheerleader of the Philadelphia Eagles performs during a time out against the New York Giants on November 1, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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We learned a lot this week about who is really on top of the NFL.

The “giants” of the league, once known as the New Orleans Saints, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Indianapolis Colts all suffered losses to lesser teams. Yes, the Colts were playing the number one defense in the league, and yes, they also sat their starters for the second half.

A quick thought; If the Colts played Manning and the rest of the offense in the second half instead of the first, I think an epic comeback would have been had. Just my opinion.

The Saints were beaten by two plays, that punt return and big run by Cadillac Williams. Of course, they were ultimately beaten by the field goal in OT…so overall it was three plays.And then the missed field goal as well, which I guess makes it four. Did anyone else think that the pick by Darren Sharper with just under 5:00 remaining in the 1st was a lateral from Jonathon Vilma? Probably just me….

The Vikings were the last team to show how vulnerable they actually are. The Bears put the smack on Minnesota in the 1st quarter, then I guess Brett Favre rallied his team at halftime, we all know Brad Childress is just there as Brett’s punching bag, but hey. Anyways, it really wouldn’t have mattered who the QB was because Jay Cutler was bound to choke eventually, he did so when he coughed up his 26th pick of the season.

So that was this week in “elite” football.

Hopefully those of you who emailed me saying, “there is no way the Eagles will make the Super Bowl, what are you smoking?” now understand what I was on about. The teams that are considered the best of the best in the NFL have lost to teams that were considered the worst of the worst.

The Eagles, in my opinion, only have 2 problems that may cross them. Well, one will definitely cross them next week...

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