PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Eagles are cruising toward that top seed in the NFC. That comes with a first-round bye and home playoff games up to the Super Bowl.
Jalen Hurts has been spectacular.
The run game, behind a veteran offensive line, has been dominant.
The defense is coming up with turnovers in bunches.
It's hard to find fault with a 10-and-1 team - but since Hurts, Coach Nick Sirianni and company are always talking about setting the standard and getting better - let's nitpick this team.
We're not doing this to be mean-spirited - but just to point out what might give us some pause as we head toward the postseason.
The defense -- while opportunistic -- the run game could use some tightening up. The Eagles are in the bottom half of the NFL in terms of rushing yards per game. That could be a problem come playoff time when rushing will be at a premium.
Special teams has been an issue. The Packers had three kickoff returns of 35 yards or more. Special Teams coordinator Michael Clay called it "unacceptable".
And health is always a concern with every team. The Birds have been down players along the defensive line. Dallas Goedert has missed time. And now the loss of safety CJ Gardner-Johnson - who leads the league with 6 interceptions - certainly will not help.
All that said, I love this team's chances. They believe in their head coach. They believe in their quarterback. And they have us believing in them.