Everyone was celebrating after the Eagles 31-3 domination of the Chicago Bears. It wasn’t much of a contest as the Eagles held Chicago’s explosive running game to six yards. Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen had no where to go because the Birds defensive line plays the game in the opposing team’s backfield. They don’t give opposing running backs the chance to do anything.
As usual, Eagles MVP candidate Carson Wentz was on top of his game in the red zone. He started out by connecting with Zach Ertz for the his first TD throw, then he found Nelson Agholor in a one-on-one situation. Agholor used his speed to score. Finally, he connected with Alshon Jeffery on a slant route in which the former Chicago Bears wide receiver was the third option.
Despite all the positives, the Birds committed 11 penalties and three turnovers. You don’t beat good teams when you turn the ball over three times. If they had been playing the Saints, Vikings, Rams, Falcons or Panthers, and committed as many mistakes, they probably would not have come out on top. They can’t afford to make as many mistakes in the playoffs, as they did on Sunday.