The Philadelphia Eagles have had a roller coaster of a ride through the first seven games of the 2011 season. The Eagles have excessively turned the ball over and looked stale at times in the red zone. Both Juan Castillo and Andy Reid have faced scrutiny, and some fans have even called for their jobs.
After the first five games, the Eagles were 1-4 and were just about dead but after two big bounce-back wins they are right in the thick of things in the NFC East. They have two straight games at home in the next two weeks against the Chicago Bears and the Arizona Cardinals. The Eagles will be favored to win both games and could be back on top in the NFC East before they play their 10th game.
Just about every Eagles player has had an up-and-down season. Michael Vick was a turnover machine during a four-game losing streak, and Nnamdi Asomugha struggled while Juan Castillo was moving him all over the defense.
The Eagles added a lot of premiere talent in a shortened offseason and chemistry between the coaches and players wasn't there in the first five weeks. The coaches and players are coming together, and all the preseason hype is starting to be shown.