The Philadelphia Eagles appeared to be dead after a 24-31 loss to Buffalo left the Eagles just 1-4. Then the Eagles rallied back with two big wins against division opponents, the Redskins and the Cowboys. The Eagles followed that by losing to the Bears and the Cardinals at home to leave them at 3-6 and done.
Or so we thought.
The Eagles showed some serious signs of life with a defensively dominant and clutch fourth quarter performance to upset the New York Giants on the road, 17-10. Now the Eagles are at 4-6 with one final chance to get back in the playoff race.
Currently, the Eagles own the tiebreaker advantage over both the Cowboys and the Giants. The Giants still have to play the Cowboys twice, the Packers and the Saints. The Eagles still have another matchup with the Cowboys to gain ground on them.
There were plenty of good signs from the Eagles on Sunday night. The defense played extraordinary well. The offense was clutch on an 18-play drive that last nearly nine minutes, and they finished off an opponent in the fourth quarter.
It was the type of game that the Eagles have been consistently finding ways to lose. Sunday night they found a way to get it done and gave Eagles fans some hope for the 2011 season.