It's the battle of 2-4 teams today in Minnesota. If the Birds can't get a win against former Eagles coach Brad Childress' squad then this season is heading straight into the shitter. Fret not, because while Les Bowen picks the Eagles to lose, a Madden simulation has the Birds winning by a touchdown. Computers never lie. Bowen actually has some good reasoning, something Eagles fans often lack, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three or four times, I must be a *&*%#$ idiot."
The Eagles defense will likely have their hands full trying to stop Purple Jesus. But on the bright side, the Vikings passing game is rather horrid, ranking 30th of 32 in terms of passing yards per game.
Crazy stat that needs to change: Aside from their game against the Lions in which the offense went off, the Eagles have combined for only 3 touchdowns in their five other games this season. That's not good.
The O is hoping that a healthier L.J. Smith returning to the lineup will give them a boost. At this point, the return of anyone could be a good thing for them.