The NFC East is so bad thus far, that the Jacksonville Jaguars, with a mere one win, would be alive for the division title. The 9-0 Chiefs would be able to clinch it by week twelve, and the Green Bay Packer faithful would not be in a world of gloom while resting their hopes on a third string QB out of Wisconsin. But after week ten, a team who actually seems to want to advance to the post season, may have emerged.
After Eagles new head coach Chip Kelly and his vaunted offense at Oregon, not exactly doing the same at the pro level, he and the team have been under severe scrutiny in the city of brotherly love. An underachieving Mike Vick was supposed to be reborn in Kelly's prolific style with his threat to run and pass in the hurry up style. Not the case. He started 1-3 on the season and during a 52-20 loss at Denver week four he rode the pine in favor of Nick Foles. Foles engineered two straight wins before being battered by the "some time" physical Dallas defense in week seven. Incumbent Matt Barkley kept the seat warm in two losses to the Cowboys and Giants and Foles returned to duty week nine at Oakland and has been on a roll since. In the two games since his return, he has 10td's, 0 int., while passing for 634 yds. For the season, the second year man out of Arizona has 16td., 1,256yds., a 132.5 rating with zero picks, in jus about four games. The eagles have found their man. He more than likely will not keep up the incredible pace that he is currently on,, but he has instilled life into a team that was in some ways on a ventilator. They take on Washington this week at home, where they have lost an uncanny ten straight. A win would go a long way, not only with some of the toughest fans in sports, but at 6-5, would assure them of a least a tie for the division lead. And with a Dallas team that cannot counter when punched in the mouth, a Giants team averaging under eighteen points a game and a Redskin defense that cannot neutralize a Division 3 college offense, they just may have enough to take Head Coach Chip Kelly off the hot seat and garner a playoff berth.