In the Eagles' last two losses, DeSean Jackson has compiled 84 receiving yards and no TDs. (AP)
DeSean Jackson called the last two games a “road bump.” Tough road. Big bumps. But while some might doubt how far the Eagles can go, Jackson isn’t among them.
“The message, regardless of our record, we still have a good chance of winning the division in our eyes,” Jackson said. “That’s what we’re going to stick with and continue to just come out here and still work.”
The Eagles' offense has produced just three total points in the last two weeks combined. They’ve averaged 66.5 plays but only 239 yards of total offense during that time. Their yards per play in those games dipped to 3.6, which is nearly three fewer yards per play than they averaged in the first six games.
Given those numbers, it’s no surprise the Eagles lost to the Cowboys and Giants, falling to 3-5. But while they haven’t played well lately, each team in the NFC East has had various issues this season.
The Giants have won their last two games, but they started the season 0-6. Washington is 2-5 and still hasn’t beaten an NFC East opponent. And the Cowboys lead the division, but they’re 4-4. That puts Dallas only one game ahead of the Eagles in the standings.
“That’s definitely a goal, for us to make the playoffs,” Jackson said. “Throughout the locker room, the guys here, we haven’t made the playoffs the past two years. It’s just an inner goal that we put on each other. Like you say, no one in this division has really separated themselves. It’s a tight division. We just want to do everything we can to take advantage of that, and at the same time hopefully we can be one of the teams standing in the NFC East toward the end of the season. That’s just where our mindset is and that’s what we want to do."