Wentz frustrated by losses in close games

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The Eagles are looking for a win. (WPVI)

While President-elect Donald trump vows to make America great again, the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles vows to make this football team great again.

Despite losing four of five after a 3-0 start, Doug Pederson is projecting positivity.

"I truly believe that we're still a good football team. Eight games to go and we'll see what happens," Pederson said.

Pederson is not the only one campaigning for a change.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins held a team meeting after they lost to the New York Giants on Sunday.

"I don't get discouraged until that door's closed. We have the opportunity to right whatever we want this season to look like," Jenkins said.

The players believe if they are going to change course at this time, it starts in practice.

"We're ticked off when we lose ballgames. No one likes to lose. But we don't let it affect how we prepare. We don't let it affect how we approach every day. We're going to approach every day with a championship mindset," Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz said.

Among the plays the Eagles are working on as they get ready for Atlanta, last Sunday's failed 4th down potential game winner.

Wentz and Jordan Matthews have watched the incompletion countless times on tape and even practiced it Wednesday, too

"Sick to our stomach where we're at right now with all these close games. It's frustrating to not finish. We've had chances. We're tired of learning some of these things. We just got to out and execute," Wentz said.

"He realizes how hard it is to win in the National Football League and when you do win, how rewarding it is due to the fact of the preparation that goes into the week," Pederson said.

The difference between winning and losing is small. The Eagles are winless in games decided by 7 or fewer points.
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