By Brandon Lee Gowton
The Philadelphia Eagles are back in action today for the first time since beating the Atlanta Falcons on September 6. The Eagles are off to an ideal start at 1-0 but this weekend could potentially get even better for them. With that in mind, here’s what Eagles fans should be rooting for on Sunday.
Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Hm, tough call but I’d say you should be rooting for the Eagles in this one. Philadelphia can advance to being 2-0 in a very competitive NFC conference with a win. Root for the Eagles to win.
Washington Redskins at Indianapolis Colts: Do us proud, Frank Reich. Find a way to beat Washington. I don’t think the upset is very likely, but it certainly would be nice to see. Root for the Colts to win.
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys: This is a tough one. But first of all, don’t say you’re rooting for a tie. That’s just unlikely and it’s actually less damaging for both teams to tie than it is for one to lose. Let’s be smarter than that. The goal here is for the bigger threat to the Eagles to lose. With that in mind, I think there’s an argument to be made the Giants actually have a higher ceiling than the Cowboys do. We’ve seen Eli Manning and the Giants inexplicably get hot before. That was a different regime, of course, and I’m not fully expecting them to do that again, but I think it’s at least possible. I think I feel less threatened by the Cowboys considering Dak Prescott doesn’t look good and their coaching staff is even more incompetent than Pat Shurmur’s. So with that in mind, a Giants loss could be preferable. But then again, seeing Cowboys fans lose their minds as their team falls to 0-2 would be pretty sweet. But then again then again, it’d be better for Dallas to fool themselves into thinking Prescott is their long-term answer at quarterback as they top out around 8-8. I’m going to say this is almost a win-win for Eagles fans considering one of these teams is going to face a very big uphill battle after dropping to 0-2. Root against the Giants, I...