During the off-season the Philadelphia Eagles made more moves then any usual team does in the off-season. However they weren’t just “moves” as the players they acquired put them at “dream team” status, a nickname given by quarterback Vince Young.
The main acquisitions that the Eagles made were; acquiring corner back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a 2012 second-round draft pick in exchange for quarterback Kevin Kolb from the Arizona Cardinals. They acquired corner back Nnamdi Asomugha and quarterback Vince Young from the free agency and then signed Asomugha to a five-year contract and Young to a one year. Then one day later they signed defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins to a five year deal. Then on August 3rd, they signed running back Ronnie Brown. Seven days later, they signed New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith.
The off-season transactions that the Eagles made many believe that they were the favorites to win the Super Bowl for the upcoming season and for years to come. However they would soon find out that you still have to play the game. Winning in week one against the St. Louis Rams, 31-13 the Eagles looked like the team they were expected to be; winners. Though despite the week one victory, the Eagles would lose their next four games. Losing to Atlanta Falcons 35-31, the New York Giants 29-16, the San Francisco 49ers 24-23, and the Buffalo Bills 31-24, the Philadelphia Eagles were 1-4 and in dead last of the NFC East.
Fortunately for the Eagles they would bounce back against the Washington Redskins with a 20-13 win. Then after the bye week the winning would continue as they beat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night at home, 34-7 and for once looked like the team everyone thought they would be; winners. But then they would let them off the hook as they would lose their next two games (Chicago 30-24 and Arizona 21-17).
Then in week 11 the Eagles at 3-6 would face the New York Giants in a win or go home situation as if they were to lose again they wouldn’t make the playoffs which meant that they wouldn’t win a Super Bowl. Though just like they did when you least expected them to win the Philadelphia Eagles did it as they won 17-10.
The win over the New York Giants brings them to 4-6 and third in the NFC East, however it doesn’t save them as they still have to win out to make the playoffs. And looking ahead at their schedule with games against the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, and the Washington Redskins it just doesn’t seem that possible. But it seems like when you least expect it, the Philadelphia Eagles do what you least expect them to do. So for right now their season isn’t over though it seems it. But hey, that’s why you play the game.