Here’s a look at which teams Philadelphia Eagles fans should be rooting for during NFL Week 5 games.EAGLES GAMEMinnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles: Big game. Eagles win and they’re back on track at 3-2 with a game against New York coming up on Thursday. Good opportunity to get to 4-2 if they don’t mess it up. Dropping the Vikings to 1-3-1 would also be real nice. Root for the Eagles http://www.authenticsphiladelphiaeagles.com/cheap-brandon-brooks-jersey , of course.NFC EAST GAMESNew York Giants at Carolina Panthers: Is it impossible to bounce back from 1-3? No. Do I think the Giants are done, though? Yes. The Panthers could be the bigger threats to Philadelphia’s playoff interests here. I wouldn’t mind the Giants getting a very unimpressive win and perhaps getting a little overconfident before hosting the Eagles on Thursday. Also wouldn’t hate the Giants dropping to 1-4 as a consolation prize. Root against the Panthers.Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans: Dear Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt, please have really great games this week. Drop the Cowboys to 2-3. Root for the Texans.Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints: Seeing the Saints lose wouldn’t be the worst thing but Washington is the bigger threat to the Eagles’ playoff aspirations right now. No brainer to root against them. Root for the Saints.NFC GAMESAtlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers: Root for the AFC team over the NFC team. Root for the Steelers.Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions: Keep Aaron Rodgers away from the playoffs, please. Root for the Lions.Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers: Need the Cardinals to stay winless so they can get a better draft pick than the Giants/Cowboys. Although you could root for the 49ers to look bad and struggle with C.J. Beathard so they panic trade for Nick Foles. Seems unlikely though. Root for the 49ers.Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks have a chance to spoil LA’s undefeated record. Let’s hope it happens. Root for the Seahawks.DRAFT PICK WATCHBaltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns: The Ravens keep winning Youth Dallas Goedert Jersey , which is bad. Need Baltimore to start losing to make that 2019 second-round pick better for the Eagles. Do us a solid here, Baker Mayfield. Root for the Browns.WHAT’S LEFTTennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills: The Eagles’ loss to the Titans would look even worse if they manage to lose to the Bills. Root for the Titans.Denver Broncos at New York Jets: Really need Sam Darnold to start looking better in order to torture the Giants. Root for the Jets.Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs: The Eagles play the Jags in Week 8. It’d be nice to see cracks in Jacksonville’s armor. Root for the Chiefs.Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals: Need the Bengals to stay ahead of the Ravens. Root for the Bengals.Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers: Who cares.BYE WEEKSChicago Bears: The Bears return to action next week with a road game in Miami.Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Next up for the Bucs is a road game in Atlanta.History suggests Eagles not doomed after 2-2 start It’s only reasonable to be concerned about the outlook of the 2018 Philadelphia Eagles after the team’s disappointing loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 4.This Eagles team has some real issues. The secondary is struggling. The offensive line is failing to adequately protect Carson Wentz. And so on.But if history is any indication, it IS too early to panic. Let’s look back at the last 10 Eagles seasons to put the team’s current 2-2 record in context. Last 10 Eagles seasonsSeasonRecord after four gamesFinal recordPost-seasonSeasonRecord after four gamesFinal recordPost-seasonStarting 3-1 is obviously better than starting 2-2, but it hasn’t always been a great indicator of future success. The Eagles failed to make the playoffs in three out of their last four 3-1 starts. Two of those four seasons failed to produce winning records; the Eagles went 7-9 in 2016 and just 4-12 in 2012. Starting out 2-2 http://www.authenticsphiladelphiaeagles.com/cheap-lane-johnson-jersey , meanwhile, has hardly been a death knell for the Eagles. Here’s a look at how Philadelphia has fared in those situations dating back to the expansion of 16 game seasons in 1978. History of Eagles starting out 2-2SeasonRecord after four gamesFinal recordPost-seasonSeasonRecord after four gamesFinal recordPost-seasonThe Eagles averaged 9.8 wins in their last eight seasons starting out at 2-2. They failed to make the playoffs only once and they made it one game away from the Super Bowl in three of those years.That’s probably a lot more encouraging than you would’ve guessed, right?Of course, just because it’s mostly worked out for the Eagles in the past doesn’t mean it’s going to play out the same way this year. Football Outsiders’ model only gives the Eagles a 41.2% chance to make the playoffs this season. This old chart from FiveThirtyEight shows 2-2 teams generally have a 36% chance of making the post-season. That figure is significantly worse than the 63% of 3-1 teams who make it to January.But while there’s reason to be concerned about the 2018 Eagles Youth Alshon Jeffery Jersey , there’s also room for optimism. Wentz is healthy and is coming off one of the best games of his career. The Eagles still have six games at Lincoln Financial Field this year, which is significant since they have the best home record in the NFL from the beginning of the 2016 season (17-3).So, it’s like I said earlier. No need to totally freak out just yet.
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