The Philadelphia Eagles claimed the top seed in the NFC with a 13-3 record in 2017, but the general sentiment since Carson Wentz was injured hasn’t been positive. In fact, this team is actually the first top seed going into a game against a No. 6 seed as the underdog.
Not surprisingly, left tackle Lane Johnson isn’t happy about this.
Lane Johnson says he was irked by late-season talk about the Eagles after Carson Wentz went down: “We were 12-2 and we were treated like we were the Browns.”
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 9, 2018
Nobody can blame Johnson, or anyone else on the team, for feeling this way.
That said, it’s not crazy to wonder if Nick Foles is going to be the doom of this team. After all, aside from an impressive first game, he’s been terrible since taking over for Wentz the final weeks of the season.
No doubt, it’s going to take a collective effort for the Eagles to defeat the suddenly red-hot Atlanta Falcons this Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.