AOL Sports Blog: Eagles Have Been Unlucky This Season

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  1. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    The Eagles Have Been Unlucky This Season

    [​IMG]Posted Nov 2nd 2007 10:09AM by Ryan Wilson
    Filed under: Cowboys, Eagles, NFC East

    Hey, look at that, there are other games on the schedule outside of Indianapolis this week. Shocking. One of those games will be in Philadelphia, when the Eagles host the Cowboys. Dallas leads the NFC East, and has a three-game lead over last-place Philly.

    Earlier this week, quarterback Donovan McNabb said that the division title will have to go through Philly because the Eagles have won the East five of the last six years. That didn't make Cowboys safety Roy Williams very happy:
    "Right now, they are in no position to talk about everything going through Philly... Some teams went to Philly and beat them. No one is worried about 'You have to go through Philly.' You have to go through Dallas, you have to go through Washington and you have to go through New York, too. Everybody feels they are the best."​
    Okay, not exactly T.O.-level smack talk, but it'll have to do. If for no other reason than to distract us momentarily from PATS-COLTS: WEEK 9's GAME OF THE CENTURY.

    Even though the Eagles are bringing up the rear in the division, they're the 11th-best team in the league, according to Football Outsiders. And they've been pretty unlucky this season too: their record is 3-4, but they have 4.8 estimated wins. Assuming they were 5-2, Philly would still trail the Cowboys in the division, but we'd be hearing a lot less about all the ancillary issues that get moved to the front burner when a team struggles. Whatever the reason.
  2. Hypnotoad

    Hypnotoad Active Member

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    4.8 estimated wins and 3 REAL wins means you lost to suck teams and are probably over rated. If your estimated wins was 1 and you have 3 wins thats a different story as you miraculously etched 2 out, but thats not the case. Woulda, Coulda, Shouda doesn't win you the east. We are 6 Estimated wins and 6 wins, that means we have beaten teams we were supposed to beat to what we are.

    The Eagles are no joke, but they have only been able to beat bad passing defenses this year, Lions (258.3 #30), Jets (239 #26), Vikings (288 #32).... We are the 13th ranked passing defense giving up 208 yards per game. If the Eagles are able to exploit that we could be in for a Giants Week 1 style shootout.

    It'll be an exciting game as they will bring everything they have, but I look for us to get the W.
  3. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Unlucky my butt, what they are is a bad football team. You are what you are. Ive seen 3 of their games this year and they pretty much stunk up the field in all of them.
  4. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    "Estimated wins"??
  5. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    I believe they're similar to moral victories.;)
  6. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    Holy Jeebus. I'm just going to bite my tongue.
  7. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    "Unlucky" is the new "played like crap".
  8. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Ranks up there with "I hope they lose so we can get a better draft pick" thinking.
  9. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Check out the link. It's surprisingly accurate.

    Except for predicting the Colts to win 8 games when they've only played 7. :D
  10. Rampage

    Rampage Benched

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    but the only 2 times we played good passing offenses, we got lit up for 80 something points in 2 games
  11. Hypnotoad

    Hypnotoad Active Member

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    Yes and one of those was the patriots and the other one we beat them?

    I noticed a trend that Philly's 3 Wins are from the worst average passing defenses in the league and as a whole Philly's schedule so far is worst passing defenses faced. If you think we are untested, so far the Eagles have shown that they only can beat bad pass defense teams...

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