The 2011 Philadelphia Eagles will likely miss the playoffs, but they will be playoff bound in 2012. History will look back upon 2011 as simply a fluke year in a long string of success for the Eagles under Andy Reid.
This year, the Eagles were picked by many to be the NFC representative in the Super Bowl, or at least a team likely to challenge the Green Bay Packers for supremacy in the conference.
But fourth quarter collapses, unforeseen injuries and a poor start to the season have plagued the Eagles, especially as a late-season run appears to be not enough for the Eagles to still qualify for the postseason.
Changes are bound to happen in the offseason; the 2012 Eagles will begin the year with a chip on their shoulder.
That and the following reasons are why the Eagles will make the playoffs next season.