But ... what if the perceptions about the 2021 Eagles were wrong? What if the Birds really are good?
It’s possible. Sure, the Falcons might be really bad. But good teams beat down inferior competition and that’s just what Philly did down in Atlanta.
We saw enough to learn that the Eagles aren’t a bad team. But are they a good one?
Again, it’s possible. From good coaching to strong quarterback play to domination in the trenches ... the Birds have a recipe for success.
Perhaps this optimism will look foolish if/when the 49ers give the Eagles a reality check. Until then, though, why would one go against the good vibes that the Birds have going for them right now?
And I promise I’m not just Nick Sirianni-level pandering here but the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field is going to be absolutely insane. The first full game back at The Linc since January 2020? With a chance to go 2-0? The fans are going to bring the juice and that can only help.
The Eagles’ offense is going to be able to take advantage of a 49ers defense that’s banged up. DeVonta Smith is going to feast on a gettable secondary.
The Eagles’ defense might have some trouble shutting down Kyle Shanahan’s offense entirely. But their defensive line gives them a chance to slow down the 49ers’ attack.
All told, the feeling here is that it’s going to a good game. And it’s going to be one the Eagles win.
No way Philly loses after 49ers unwisely pulled a “Vikings fans prior to the 2018 NFC Championship” move here:
Terrible vibes emanating from San Fran’s side.
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Score prediction: 33 to 30, Eagles win.
Bold prediction: DeVonta Smith scores three touchdowns.
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