Saturday, December 20, 2014

Eagles on a roll

The Eagles are on a roll.

Eagles on a roll

Kevin Curis hauled in the Eagles´ first touchdown of the night. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Kevin Curis hauled in the Eagles' first touchdown of the night. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Well, that was easy.

The Eagles have now won three straight games after walloping the Cleveland Browns, 30-10. They have won what essentially was their third straight elimination game. They are 8-5-1 with two games to play.  They do not control their destiny but you cannot deny their momentum.

This game was a cinch, true enough, but they all count. The Eagles had some wacky moments, true enough, but they were never in anything but total control.

To make too much of it would be wrong. Too dismiss it as nothing would be just as wrong. Repeat: they all count. And as things stand, the Eagles will head to Washington next Sunday afternoon with every confidence. They will arrive for that game in better mental shape than they've been in this season, probably -- and in pretty decent physical shape, too.

That said, the Browns are awful. They were the perfect tuneup for the back-to-back division games to come -- at Washington and then home for Dallas, home for the kind of game that fans will savor -- provided they get past the Redskins.

Rich Hofmann Daily News Sports Columnist
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Rich Hofmann arrived at the Daily News in 1980 for a job whose status was officially designated as "full-time, temporary." A senior at Penn at the time, he was hired to fill in on the copy desk during a staff illness. The notion of him covering the Eagles or being a columnist did not exist in anyone's imagination. It was supposed to be six weeks and out, but he never left. It is only one of the reasons why so many people have concerns about him as a potential house guest. Rich has blogged the postseasons of the Flyers and Eagles. E-mail Rich at hofmanr@phillynews.com Reach Rich at hofmanr@phillynews.com.

Rich Hofmann Daily News Sports Columnist
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