The 2019 Philadelphia Eagles have started their season and Cabrini students are excited to see how the year will play out.
The Eagles have played two games thus far and currently hold a record of 1-1. They completed a 32-27 come-from-behind victory against Washington in Week One after starting the first half slowly. The Birds were unable to overcome various injuries to key players and another slow start against the Atlanta Falcons, dropping their Week Two matchup 24-20.
The students of Cabrini reflected on the first two games of the season and gave their predictions for the team going forward.
Sophomore accounting major and huge Eagles fan Nate Presnell is optimistic about the team going forward. He acknowledged the concerns at wide receiver with injuries to DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery leaving the position a bit thin but was otherwise not too concerned. He believes that if the team can get healthy, they are legitimate contenders for the NFC East and the Super Bowl.
Presnell’s only suggestion for the Eagles going forward would be to better utilize the team’s three very capable running backs, Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders and Darren Sproles. He thinks that more runs should be called and for these players to get more touches.
“I like them all,” Presnell said. “I like that we have three running backs that we can go to when we need them.”
“I think they’ll go 11-5,” sophomore business major Victoria Monterosso said. “They’ll win the division and be Super Bowl contenders.”
Monterosso is not too worried about the injuries that the team has suffered. She fully expects them to bounce back quickly as they get to game plan for Week Three knowing that players like Jackson and Jeffery may not be available. She is very confident in the Eagles this season.
Wyatt Fleck, a sophomore exercise science major, had a bit of a different take on the Eagles than some of his fellow students. He is confident in the team overall, but is not as convinced as others that they will take the NFC East crown.
“They’ll definitely be able to make the playoffs,” Fleck said. “I don’t think they’ll be at the top of the division all year, but they’re going to do well.”
Fleck’s belief is that winning a Wild Card spot is a very likely and reasonable goal for the Eagles this season. So, while he is not sold on a division title, he is also expecting to see the team participate in playoff football for the third straight season.
The hopes seem to be pretty high for Cabrini students when it comes to the Philadelphia Eagles. And with lofty expectations for the team, campus will surely be buzzing about the Eagles for the next 15 weeks.