We are most certainly not "protecting this house. " This a fact that I'm sure is painfully obvious to season ticket holders, who have watched the Eagles lose five straight games at home. It's really the opposite to everything you expect about football. Teams are typically better at home and enjoy a home field advantage, but that just hasn't been the case here. When asked about the home losing streak this week, Andy Reid didn't have much to say.
"We just need to play better. Whether we were up or behind or whatever, you've got to finish the game. I'll tell you the same thing on the road; we've just got to do a better job of finishing things. That's what we're working on. It shouldn't matter whether you're on the road or at home."
Not only have they lost five straight, but the Eagles are just 4-7 at the Linc in their last 11 games. That said, while that trend doesn't bode well for this weekend, another does. The Eagles have actually been quite good playing in prime time. They only lost once playing under the lights last year (the Tuesday nighter against the Vikings) and actually beat all three NFC East teams in prime time. This Sunday is the first of four national tv games the Eagles will play over the next six weeks.
Then of course, we've got Andy Reid's 12 game winning streak after the bye. So something's gotta give right? Which trend prevails this weekend?