Were the Philadelphia Eagles Underestimated for the 2021-2022 Season?


Anthony Presnar, Senior Author

With the season coming to an end and the 2021-2022 NFL Playoffs getting ready to begin, somehow, someway the Philadelphia Eagles found their way into the playoffs in a wild card spot with a record of 9-7.

Is this a shock to everyone? The answer, most likely, is yes, it is a shock to everyone because the Eagles are in a rebuilding year and were expected to be one of the worst, if not, THE worst teams in the NFL, however, they are actually one of the top 15 teams in the league.

They may be still getting underlooked again and teams may take them for granted, but the Eagles could capitalize while everyone’s overlooking them and possibly win them another Super Bowl ring. Sure it will be hard as they are missing some key positions, which is why they are in the rebuilding phase, but it can be done. Also, you got to remember that your record means nothing once you are in the playoffs, it’s anyone’s ball game. Whoever goes undefeated in the playoffs is walking away with the Lombardi Trophy. Their regular season record won’t matter to them as they got the job done when it was most important.

For a team that was predicted to be 3-14 or something along those lines, this team will have a chip on their shoulder as they prove the doubters wrong time and time again. They feed off the doubt so if the social media platforms keep encouraging the doubt they will use it as fuel.

Good luck to the Eagles in the playoffs! The NFL playoffs are set to begin Saturday, January 15th, 2022.