The Eagles moved to 9-1 on the season on Sunday afternoon, but boy was it ugly. It was ugly for all but a handful of minutes of the game. Like really ugly. One side of the ball was much uglier that the other yesterday. The recent moves by Howie Roseman, bringing in 635lbs. of human beings to fill the middle of the run defense had an immediate impact. The ugliness sits solely with the offense who couldn’t seem to must much of anything for a lot of the game. A lot of self-inflicted wounds hurt them when they actually were moving the ball yesterday. Against a better team those costly penalties and turnovers will bite you.
It may have taken 3 1/2 quarters for the offense to get their act together, but it did eventually happen and that is a good sign. This was a good road win, on a short week after the Monday Night turd against Washington. I know, there were glaring issues with the offense that need to be fixed if this team is serious about making a run to the Super Bowl, but good teams find a way to win even when they play terribly. The Eagles did just that in Indy.
Should they have throttled them? Yes. Should they have been more disciplined? Yes. Did they get the win, and grow their hold on the #1 seed in the NFC playoffs? Yes.
As the article title says ugly NFL wins are still good NFL wins (as long as you correct your mistakes). In my belief that they will correct the mistakes I leave you with something Andy Reid once said, “Enjoy the win, man.”