WHY EAGLES AIN’T DEAD: NFC EAST IS HISTORICALLY BAD 2-9-1!

By Teddy Brenner

The Eagles seemingly didn’t try to win last Sunday against the Bengals.

They were content to tie one of the league’s worst teams even after a last-minute regulation comeback from their embattled quarterback — and still gained a half-game on every other team in the division.

Washington and Dallas are tied for first place at 1-2. The only two wins the NFC East has through three weeks are (1) against another NFC East team and (2) against the Falcons, who basically use only nine guys on defense in the fourth quarter.

The NFC East is a combined 2-9-1 through three weeks. That’s a .208 winning percentage — the second worst by any division after three weeks since the league went to eight divisions in 2002. The 2002 AFC North was 2-8 (.200 win percentage) after three weeks.

The Cowboys have allowed 78 points over the past two weeks, and their only win was a historic miracle.

The WFT came back to beat the Eagles in Week 1 but has turned the ball over seven times in the two games since.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has three touchdown passes and six interceptions and hasn’t hit 50.0 in Total QBR in any of his three games.

And the Giants just lost 36-9 to a team composed almost entirely of 49ers backups.

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