They were coined the "Dream Team” before the season started after adding four former Pro Bowlers in free agency and trading for another. They were the talk of the NFL, the sexy pick to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. The organization said they were “all in” this season and it was immediately billed as a Super Bowl or bust year. Experts were handing the Eagles 11 or 12 wins and another NFC East title.
But after an opening day win in St. Louis, the team has lost four straight games, three of which they held the lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Yet, sitting at 1-4, the Eagles actually are still alive in the weak NFC East. In any other division, the Eagles would have no shot of finishing atop the division. Philly travels to the division leading Redskins (3-1) and a win combined with a Giants loss to Buffalo would bring the Eagles to within one and a half games of the division lead.
Here are five keys for the Eagles if they want to turn around this disastrous start.