They started 3-3. They had multiple injuries among the offensive side. They have the toughest division in football. They are coming off a successful bye week. The Philadelphia Eagles are back and ready to fight.
The 3 losses the Eagles have were against the Dallas Cowboys, who at the time, were the best team in football, the Chicago Bears, who has a menacing defense, and the Washington Redskins, who have surprised everyone this year with a great team.
All of this was accomplished without starting wide receiver Kevin Curtis, 2nd wide receiver Reggie Brown, and for a couple of games, pro-bowler Brian Westbrook. Not to mention, quite possibly the best guard in the National Football League, Shawn Andrews, has also been out of commission for the entirety of the season.
The bye week has healed everyone but Andrews, thus bringing life back into a depleted offense. Donovan McNabb has weapons, he has options, and he now has his favorite players out on the field with him.
This, of course, won't change the way DeSean Jackson, who leads the team in receptions, plays his game. He is an explosive player on the offensive as well as the special teams side of the ball.
During the bye week, the Eagles have moved up half a game on Dallas, have three returning starting offensive players, gave a well needed break to the team at the midway point of the season, and has rejuvenated life into this team.
The Philadelphia Eagles are back ladies and gentleman. Watch them soar into playoff contention. Fly Eagles Fly, on the road to victory!