The Philadelphia Eagles desperately need a win this weekend after starting out the 2015 NFL season with an 0-2 record. The bad news for the Birds is that it probably won't be so easy. The undefeated Jets have looked good on their path to 2-0. The New York defense figures to provide a tough challenge for an Eagles offense that can barely manage to get a first down without assistance of a penalty right now.
The good news for the Eagles is that if history is on their side, they will win this game. OK, so that's not exactly how it works, but the Eagles are 9-0 all-time against the Jets, dating back 42 years ago to 1973. The Eagles have outscored the Jets by a total of 247 to 154, which equates to an average of 27.4 to 17.1. Not only have the Eagles always beaten the Jets, but they've beaten them decisively.
The last time the Eagles beat the Jets was back in 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field. Quarterbacking for New York at the time was Philadelphia's current backup, Mark Sanchez. The Eagles won that game by a final score of 45-19.
The bad news is that, as mentioned earlier, the Eagles' streak appears to be in serious jeopardy. The Jets have definitely looked like the better team through two games so far. New York's defense has managed to force 10 turnovers and allow just 17 points. If the Eagles are going to save their season, it needs to start this week. They need to extend their all-time against the Jets to 10-0.
Now you can all complain about how I jinxed it.