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Wins on the Road, No Wins at Home: Philadelphia Eagles Need to Change That on Sunday

November 16th, 2013 at 10:51 PM
By Scott Erik Anderson

The Philadelphia Eagles are 10 games into the season with a record of 5-5. Five wins and one loss came on the road. Their other four losses have come from playing at home at Lincoln Financial Field. However, the losses at home don't stop there.

'Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA' photo (c) 2012, Ron Reiring - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Eagles have lost their last 10 games at home and that is the eighth longest losing streak at home in the NFL. If they lose against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, that bumps them up to tie the seventh-longest losing streak. The last time the Eagles won at home was when they beat the New York Giants on September 30, 2012. 

Going into a divisional matchup against the Redskins on Sunday, the Eagles can't afford to lose another home game. A win on Sunday will give the Eagles sole possession of first place in the NFC East. Yes, the Eagles are still in contention. It seems as if anything is possible in the NFC East at this point.

The Eagles have a bye week between the Redskins game and their game against the Arizona Cardinals, which is also a home game. Then they play the Detroit Lions at home. That's three straight home games. The Eagles need to win at least two of them in order to keep any chance of post-season play alive. 

The Dallas Cowboys are the only team that the Eagles should have to worry about at this point due to the fact they are tied for first place in the division. The Giants and Redskins both sit two games back. 

The interesting part about the Cowboys is that their record is like the Eagles' record… but the other way around. The Eagles are 0-4 at home and 5-1 on the road. The Cowboys are 4-1 at home and 1-4 on the road. It doesn't take much to turn around a home/away record, but if the Eagles don't win any games at home, it will be much harder for them to make the playoffs. 

Quarterback Nick Foles is looking to turn around the Eagles' home performances and bring the Eagles a win over the Redskins on Sunday. if they are going to get their first win at home this season, they are going to get it on Sunday. They already beat the Redskins at the beginning of the season when Michael Vick was healthy and showed what the new offense is capable of. With Vick out of the picture due to his hamstring injury, Foles has stepped up and has done so in a big way. Foles tied the record for seven touchdowns in one game and also tied Peyton Manning for the same feat, but without throwing an interception. Foles has two FedEx Air Player of the Week awards and two NFC East Offensive Player of the Week awards. His performance has turned the Eagles' season around and it will be the main factor in turning around their home record.


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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Football, Lincoln Financial Field, New York Giants, NFC East, NFL, Nick Foles, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

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