The Eagles have looked very potent offensively, but have not lived up to expectations on defense. They rank 15th in yards per game allowed, 19th in points per game allowed, and 24th in rushing yards per game allowed. They gave up 32 points to the Detroit Lions and nearly gave away that game late despite having a huge lead.
Nate Allen has been one bright spot on the defense, playing very well and winning Defensive Rookie of the Month for the month of September.
The possibility of losing starting defensive tackle Brodrick Buntley is a huge deal for the Eagles. Reports indicated that he would need surgery to repair torn ligaments in his elbow, but those reports have now changed indicating they may be able to delay surgery.
The Eagles defense was supposed to be one of the best in the NFC, but have looked average at best. They won't last much longer unless they drastically improve on that side of the ball.
At least their offense is stepping up to the plate. Michael Vick has played like a man possessed, but an injury in the game against the Redskins has his status for the upcoming games in question. He still has yet to practice this week, but has begun lifting weights according to a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Michael Vick was awarded with the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September, racking up 750 yards, six touchdowns, and zero interceptions during that span. He also had 187 rushing yards and a touchdown.
In their first game without Vick since the opener, Kevin Kolb played well, going 21-31 with 253 yards and one touchdown. His only blemish in the game was losing a fumble.
LeSean McCoy has been fantastic in filling in for Brian Westbrook. When the Eagles released him it was clear they had the utmost confidence in McCoy. He has 583 yards from scrimmage and is second in the NFL with five rushing touchdowns.