The Eagles started Week 3 of the NFL regular season with an ugly 26-16 loss to Kansas City this past Thursday night. They are now 1-2 on the year after such an encouraging start against Washington in their season opener. Turnovers were the Birds undoing in their last game, but a reoccurring theme the past two weeks has been a defense that cannot get off the field when it needs to the most. Fumbles and interceptions will never win you too many games in this league, but Philly's defense had the Chiefs pinned down at their own five yard line in a 3-and 15 situation and proceeded to let Andy Reid's new team drive right down the field for the game clinching field goal.
It does not get any easier for the Eagles from here with a date with the best team in the NFL on the slate next Sunday. After the road game against Denver they have both the Giants and the Cowboys lurking on the schedule the following two weeks in what will suddenly be must-win games after a projected start of 1-3.
The following is a link to my preview of all the games in the NFC East in Week 3 along with my 'pick of the week' as part of an ongoing series for Doc's Sports. I am off to a 2-0 start after going against New York the first two weeks, but I am hoping to ride the Giants this Sunday to keep my unbeaten streak alive.
NFC East Weekly NFL Betting Picks: Week 3