It’s not every day that you find yourself asking, “What does the number four mean?”
What if you’re just getting lost?
That’s what happened to me this morning when I was in my car trying to figure out what was happening to the number one Eagles game.
It wasn’t until the Eagles’ home opener against the Raiders that I was able to get the correct answer.
The game was the game changer.
The Eagles’ loss in Week 8 against the Bears was their first since 2012.
And it had a lot to do with the defense, which allowed just two touchdown passes against a top-ranked San Francisco offense.
What we were really looking at was the defense’s inability to stop the game-winning drive in the fourth quarter.
It’s hard to put into words what it was like to watch the Eagles lose on such a crucial drive.
But I think one thing is clear: If you are looking for the exact same answer, I think you’ll find that the number eight will be right on the top of the list.
The number eight was the Eagles defense’s worst performance of the season.
It had just two interceptions and no sacks in a season-opening loss at Dallas.
The team was down 13-10 early in the game and lost the ball three times.
A 28-10 loss at home to the Rams.
In the weeks leading up to the Eagles-Rams game, the defense had been struggling, but it showed a lot of improvement in the first half of the year.
The defense allowed just seven points in the opening quarter and outscored the Rams 32-13 in the second half.
That performance gave the Eagles a significant boost in the standings, which led to a huge jump in their playoff hopes.
The Eagles’ offense looked to be a different team.
They were scoring more than 300 points for the first time since 2011 and they were averaging over 28 points per game.
And while the defense struggled to stop them, the offense continued to go deep into the fourth quarters, averaging 24 points in that stretch.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Eagles allowed just 28 points in Week 11 at New England.
In Week 12, they allowed 31 points against Washington.
They went 8-1 in those three games, which meant they were starting to feel the effects of the loss.
The defense has been a key component in the Eagles success.
But it was the offense that made it possible for the team to be so close to the postseason.
In the two games that the Eagles won without their leading rusher, they were able to score points at the end of regulation, overtime and the game’s deciding touchdown.
So the Eagles need to keep winning games to stay in the playoff hunt.
I would hope that their defense is the key to their success.
I would be willing to bet that if the Eagles were able.