By Max Harper
The Eagles have a cupcake schedule for the first nine games of this season:
Only two games against teams with winning records.
They already beat one of them, the 4-1 Vikings, and will face the other this Sunday night in the 4-1 Cowboys.
Six of their last eight games are against teams with .500 records or above. In all, those last eight opponents now have a cumulative record of 24-15-1.
What’s more, the Eagles have a three-game road gauntlet in December against the Giants (4-1), the Bears (2-3) and the Cowboys (4-1).
Why is this important?
A first-round bye in the playoffs as the NFC’s top seed.