Was Eagles' Week 1 rout a mirage or a sign of things to come?

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Was Eagles' Week 1 rout a mirage or a sign of things to come?
They won't all be as easy as Week 1's win. But for one game, the Birds had the look of a team fans can believe in.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Eagles sure surprised us all in Week 1, didn't they?

Not necessarily that they won, but how they won.

Remember, the Birds were 3.5-point underdogs on the road but delivered a 26-point shellacking, their most lopsided margin of victory since the NFC Championship Game in 2018!

Last week I posed a bunch of questions about this team. There were so many unknowns going into the season.

In one game, how many were answered?

Just how did the Birds win so easily in Atlanta and why a W at home Sunday could be tough?

First, is Jalen Hurts up to the task of leading this football team?

I think you can say absolutely.

He was the fifth-highest performing quarterback in fantasy football last week, going 27 for 35, for 264 yards, and 3 touchdowns, along with 62 yards on the ground.

More importantly? No turnovers.

What will a Nick Sirianni coached team look like?

Well, we learned, they'll play hard, and have a ton of energy, just like their coach.

What's a successful season?

Well, if it is wins and losses, the Birds are well on their way.

By beating the 49ers on Sunday, they'd start the season 2-0 for the first time since 2016.

So what questions are left?

Well here's my biggie - was it beginners luck? Or is THIS who the Eagles really are?