If history is any indication of what’s to come tomorrow, then the answer is yes. The last four times the Eagles have started a season 8-1 good things have happened.
2004: Super Bowl birth vs. New England
1980: Super Bowl birth vs. Oakland
1960: Won NFL Championship
1949: Won NFL Championship
I can’t see why this 8-1 start will have results other than these. This Philadelphia Eagles team is really good. It’s not just one of those things where the Eagles play good against bad teams, and then look totally outclassed and outmatched against the good teams. The Eagles are in that top tier of best teams in the league, and are capable of competing with and beating any of them. Yesterday’s game against Denver is an example of what I’m talking about. Denver is a team without a quality quarterback, which is probably one of the main reasons they’ve been on a downslide lately, but……that doesn’t explain why the Eagles were able to put up 51 points against what is arguably one of the best defenses in the league. Mind you, the Eagles put up these numbers without Carson Wentz’s favorite weapon, Tight End Zach Ertz. This may be hard for some people to come to grips with, but this Eagles team is really good. On offense and defense. The team seems to have found a rhythm, and they’ve found it at the right time.
The Birds still have some tough games left on the schedule, including a pair against the Dallas Cowboys. Those two games will be crucial in finding out who will win the division. The Eagles have a bye next week. After the bye the first game is an away game against the Cowboys. Then a home game against the Bears. Then travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks. Two more away games versus the Rams and the Giants. And the squad ends the season with home games against the Raiders and the finale at home against the Cowboys. The second half of the season is going to be brutal! But the Birds are rolling right now. I can see the Birds finishing up with a 5-2 record. I have the Eagles splitting the two with Dallas and I have a bad feeling about going to Los Angeles to play the red hot Rams with Jared Goff playing like Joe Montana, and Todd Gurley out there beasting. A 5-2 2nd half, will give the Eagles a final record of 13-3 at the end of the season. That will be more than enough to win the division, get a first round bye, and have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. With those things in the team’s favor, a Super Bowl birth is definitely a realistic goal for the Birds this year.