Feeling bad about the Philadelphia Eagles? Well, you’re not alone!
The latest SB Nation Reacts polling data shows that the Eagles are tied for the second lowest fan confidence rating in the entire NFL.
The Eagles are Detroit Lions are both tied at just 5% while only the Houston Texans rank lower at 0%. So, a team with a head coach that should be fired (Matt Patricia) and one that already had one fired (Bill O’Brien). Not exactly the best company to keep.
There just isn’t much for Eagles fans to feel good about right now. Bad front office moves. Bad coaching. Bad quarterback play. Not an enjoyable team to watch by any measure.
By contrast, fans of the Eagles’ Week 11 opponent are feeling much better about their team. The Cleveland Browns actually have a 95% confidence rating, which ranks tied for fifth highest.
I actually think the Eagles might be able to pull off the upset this week, especially with Myles Garrett now out. But not because I have confidence in the Eagles to be good as much as I have confidence in them to frustrate fans by sucking them back in with a win.
Elsewhere in the NFC East, the New York Giants are once again first in the division with an 84% confidence rating. Hard to blame them for feeling good after beating the Eagles for the first time since 2016. Not to mention the hopes of the Giants actually being able to win the division! The G-Men get to enjoy their bye this week.
The Washington Football Team saw an 8% decrease down to 53%. It looked like Washington was going to get blown out by the Lions before they stormed back to tie the game just to ultimately lose on a last-second 59-yard field goal. Up next for the Football Team is a home game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Winnable one for them.
The Dallas Cowboys dropped from 27% down to 21% while on their bye week. They have a road game against the Minnesota Vikings, who’ve won three in a row. There’s debate in Dallas if the team is better off tanking or trying to compete for the NFC East. The answer is obviously the former.