I don’t know about everybody else, but I was very excited about the fact that the Eagles had to face the NFC West this season. This is the same division that sent a team to the playoffs who finished 7-9 in 2010.
When looking at the 2011 schedule before the season started, I chalked up four wins against the NFC West for the Eagles. Why should a team with all that talent lose to any of the teams in that division? At the time, this seemed like a logical argument. However, there’s a reason they play the games.
As the Eagles get set to face the final team from the NFC West, they enter with a 1-2 record against that division. Isn’t that something?
First of all, I’m not sure anyone thought the 49ers were going to be as good as they have been this year before the season started. With teams like the Lions and Bills starting to fall, I think you can say the 49ers have been one of the biggest surprises this season.
For all the rest of the teams, I can’t come up with any excuse. They took care of business the opening week of the season against the Rams, but they have struggled with injuries and been a major disappointment.
The loss to the Cardinals still blows my mind. Especially with John Skelton leading the troops. The Eagles simply couldn’t finish what they started.
So here we are, heading into the final game against the NFC West, and the best the Eagles can do is finish 2-2. If they lose, they’ll finish with a single win against arguably the worst division in the NFL.
Not something I expected, but this season hasn’t really been as expected. Has it?