Are the Philadelphia Eagles Out of the Woods Yet? - Page 2
The Eagles’ defense did a nice job of stopping the run and creating turnovers. They were much more sound in the secondary and got better play out of their safeties. They will need a healthy Trent Cole down the stretch to provide a consistent pass rush. The linebackers looked much better vs. the Redskins as well.
This Eagles’ defense will only get better under coordinator Juan Castillo, and as their confidence grows, look for Castillo to dial up more blitz packages with the ability to leave his corners one-on-one with receivers. This is what made the Eagles so effective throughout the years.
So, in conclusion, the Eagles took several steps towards saving their season, but they did not yet prove that they are out of the woods and ready to challenge for the NFC East Championship, or even a playoff spot. The next series of games are absolutely critical and none is bigger than the match-up with the Dallas Cowboys. If the Eagles beat the Cowboys, then the season is still intact.
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