The Philadelphia Eagles now stand alone with the best record in the NFL after eight weeks.
At 7-1, they are the league’s only one-loss team.
There is no trophy for the Eagles’ current distinction. But it’s still worth pointing out for the sake of context since there’s been a lot of (understandable) ire about how the team has played this season.
Eagles 7-1 starts— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) October 29, 2023
1949: Won NFL Championship
1960: Won NFL Championship
1961: Missed playoffs at 10-4
1980: Lost Super Bowl
1981: Lost Wild Card game
2004: Lost Super Bowl
2017: Won Super Bowl
2022: Lost Super Bowl
No, the Eagles aren’t perfect. They have some real flaws. And they’re about to be tested in a big way. Just look at their upcoming schedule:
Week 9 vs. Dallas Cowboys (5-2)
Week 10 bye
Week 11 at Kansas City Chiefs (6-2)
Week 12 vs. Buffalo Bills (5-3)
Week 13 vs. San Francisco 49ers (5-3)
Week 14 at Dallas Cowboys (5-2)
Week 15 vs. Seattle Seahawks (5-2)
That is a gauntlet.
But those teams have their own issues as well. And they’ve manifested in more losses than the Eagles have suffered to this point.