See if this sounds familiar. The Eagles lose a close game against an NFC East rival on a Sunday night. The team has to deal with a lot of questions about its ability to convert in short-yardage situations as well as its inability to win tight games. Then the Eagles have to hit the road to go take on an AFC team.
Last year the Eagles lost an early November game to the Giants, 36-31. The next week was the Bengals debacle. You may recall that game (unless your therapist did a good job). Donovan McNabb was 28-of-58 passing with three interceptions. The defense came up with eight sacks and limited Cincinnati to 13 points. Even with all our offensive firepower, we could only muster 13 points and had to settle for a tie.
Think about the current situation. The Eagles lost to Dallas on Sunday night in a tough, emotional game. Now they have to go out to San Diego to take on the Chargers. That sure sounds a lot like last year. How will the team respond this season?
To find out, read my entire column previewing this week's game against the Chargers here.
-- Posted by Tommy Lawlor, 11:33 a.m., November 14