For the first time since Labor Day Weekend, we have a Sunday (or Monday) sans Eagles football.
As I wrote last week after the birds shutout the Gants on Sunday night, this is a great time for the bye week from an injury standpoint, but emotionally it’s a bit of a drag because this team has been really fun to watch and were really clicking last week.
In 2013, the Eagles bye fell after Week 10 and put them in a position to be fresh for December. It obviously arrives earlier this year, but with Jason Kelce, Evan Mathis, Darren Sproles, and Mychal Kendricks all trying to make their way back, a Week 7 vacation isn’t so bad.
The Eagles come out of the bye with road contests at 4-1 Arizona and 3-3 Houston. If they can split those two contests and be 6-2 through eight games, I’d be more than content. That is exactly where I thought they would be before the season.
Unfortunately University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale has not been kind to the Eagles. They were blown out 27-6 in a Week 3 contest back in 2012, and I still have nightmares of Larry Fitzgerald running wild through the Eagles secondary during the first half of the 2009 NFC Championship Game.
The Eagles enacted a little revenge last season with a 24-21 victory at Lincoln Financial Field, helping to eventually keep the surprising Cardinals out of the playoffs, but next week will be one of their toughest games.
We can worry about that tomorrow though. The Eagles are 5-1, so let’s enjoy the somewhat early bye week, root against the Cowboys, and of course, hit the haiku.
Time to get healthy
Demons await in Zona
Go Giants today