November 21, 2017
After their first ten games, the Philadelphia Eagles are 9-1. I'm going to type that again. After their first ten games, the Philadelphia Eagles are 9-1.
Here is where people around the country have the Birds ranked.
The Eagles have had an OK season. They have the best record, have scored the most points, thrown the most passing touchdowns, have the best red zone efficiency, forced the third-most turnovers, allowed the second-lowest third-down conversion percentage ... you get the point.
#JimmySays: Yeah, and you could really just keep going on and on.
There can be absolutely no debate as to who the top team in the league is after the Eagles trounced the Cowboys. Somewhere, Ron Jaworski, Wilbert Montgomery, Harold Carmichael, Mike Quick, Clyde Simmons and Wes Hopkins must've been smiling. Despite a slow start Sunday night, Carson Wentz showed not only that he is the top quarterback in a rich 2016 rookie class, but also that he is still the frontrunner for the MVP award. So what's next? See if all three running backs can get 100 yards in one game? Actually, the immediate task is for the Eagles to not let this win go to their collective heads. They've got the pesky Bears in Week 12, then road trips to visit the Seahawks and Rams. Whoa.
#JimmySays: I'm told Hopkins merely grinned a little.
The second half on Sunday night might be the most impressive half of football we’ll see this season. The Eagles outscored the Cowboys 30-0 after halftime on the road to virtually clinch the NFC East title. With the division all but clinched, the attention turns to getting home-field advantage through the playoffs. Given how well they’re playing in every area, if they can get the No. 1 seed it’s going to be very hard for an opponent to come into Philly and win in January.#JimmySays: The way the Eagles have adjusted in the second half of some games has been very impressive. Give Doug Pederson and Jim Schwartz even more credit for that.
They basically locked up the division title by dominating the Cowboys Sunday night. Now they have to try and lock up the top seed.
#JimmySays: And they should.
'I guarantee you we'll win the Super Bowl next year.' Alshon Jeffery made this proclamation in January ... when he was a Bear. Does it still count?
#JimmySays: Yes. In fact...
At the end of last season when he was still with the Bears, Alshon Jeffery said, “I guarantee we win the Super Bowl next year.” Asked about it, Jeffery said he never specified the team in his quote.— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) November 21, 2017
The Eagles have lapped the field in the NFC East, as their dominant second half Sunday night in Dallas demonstrated. It took them a half to shake off the rust from their bye week, but once they got things revved up, Philadelphia again looked very much like the league’s most complete team.
#JimmySays: It really is crazy that the NFC East is basically wrapped up before Thanksgiving.
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