The Eagles have been one of the best teams in the NFL this year. Carson Wentz is one of the most promising young quarterbacks in many years. However, several weeks ago, Wentz suffered an injury and will be out for the rest of the year. The Eagles are still going to the playoffs, and they defeated the Raiders to secure the top playoff seed recently.
One positive aspect of this situation is that Nick Foles has plenty of experience leading the offense. Before Carson Wentz was drafted, Nick Foles was the quarterback for many years. The defense is also a strong point of the team. Many NFL experts believe that this team will still win several playoff games.
Preparing for the Playoffs
With the top playoff seed secured, the Eagles are going to have to prepare for the playoff games. The playoffs are difficult to get through without crucial injuries. Many of the best teams will rest their starters in the last week of the season. It will be interesting to see if the coaches for the Eagles decide to rest the starters.
Nick Foles needs to do a lot of work to get ready for the playoffs. Most teams know that the Eagles can play great defense and run the football easily. However, teams will put a lot of pressure on Nick Foles because he is the weakest point of the offense right now. Although Nick Foles is talented, he is not nearly as dangerous as Carson Wentz.
The coaches for the Eagles must be patient with Nick Foles in the first playoff game. It has been several seasons since the Eagles made the playoffs. The pressure is always high in Philadelphia because fans want to win a Super Bowl. It has been several decades since the Eagles won a Super Bowl.
If the coaches can develop a solid game plan for the offense, the Eagles should win the first playoff game with relative ease. The Viking present the biggest challenge for the Eagles in the NFC. If the Eagles can beat the Vikings, they will probably go to the Super Bowl to face the winner of the AFC.