After two straight losses after their bye week, the Philadelphia Eagles have been brought back to Earth. Now they stand at 3-2 and will return home to face Sam Bradford’s undefeated Minnesota Vikings.
The Eagles haven’t played at home since they torched the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3. Since then the Birds offense has been plagued by senseless penalties. The past three games Philadelphia has played, they’ve racked up 37 penalties for 324 yards, which makes them the fourth most penalized team in the NFL.
Although rookie quarterback Carson Wentz continues to play well, some of the better plays he’s making aren’t making any difference because they are called back by penalties.
There’s absolutely no way the Eagles will be able to compete at a high level if they aren’t playing focused and paying attention to the small details of the game. Although they have found talent on both sides of the ball, none of that matter if Philadelphia continues to take irresponsible penalties.