The Philadelphia Eagles lost their first game of the season and they will be looking to rebound against the Indianapolis Colts.
Entering Week 10, the Philadelphia Eagles were the NFL’s only remaining undefeated team at 8-0. With a Monday night matchup against the Washington Commanders, everyone assumed Philly would be heading to Indianapolis to take on the Colts in Week 11 still undefeated. However, after being upset by Washington, the Eagles will be coming to Indy at 8-1, and somehow, that’s worse for the Colts.
This game was shaping up to be a challenge for Indianapolis regardless. The Eagles have been elite on both sides of the ball this season and they’re a hard team to beat, hence the 8-1 record. The only thing worse than a really good team is a really good team coming off a loss. The Eagles will likely be as motivated as ever and as locked in as possible as they prepare for the Colts, especially considering how they lost to the Commanders.
Washington didn’t just straight up beat Philadelphia, it was more so a case of the Eagles self-sabotaging and the Commanders being in the right place to capitalize on their mistakes. Additionally, there was some poor officiating as well. All that added together equals Indianapolis hosting a Philadelphia team determined to bounce back.
Eagles will be determined to bounce back against Colts
Entering Week 10, Philadelphia’s offense had committed three total turnovers through its first eight games. On Monday, that same offense committed four turnovers. Even with all of the mistakes throughout the game, Philly had several chances to still win late but they just couldn’t get out of their own way.
Games like that are bound to happen in the NFL, that’s why the 1972 Miami Dolphins still have the only undefeated season in league history. It’s hard to be focused and win every game in the NFL, no matter how good you are. However, a loss will surely wake a good team up and get them back on track and it’s safe to assume that’s what will happen with the Eagles. In fact, they even said so.
Following the shocking loss on Monday, Eagles wide receiver, AJ Brown, said, “It’s time to wake up. How are you going to respond? Sometimes you get hit in the mouth. How are you going to respond? I hope we get back up and start fighting back, and I feel like we will.” Brown’s quarterback, Jalen Hurts, also shared that he told the team, “hungry dogs run faster. When you win, they say it’s hard to keep the hunger.” Hurts would go on to express how now it’s up to the team to respond to the setback.
So it seems like the Eagles will be coming to Indianapolis with their hunger restored. If that’s the case, the Colts need to make them starve. Indy, sitting at 4-5-1, is in a much more dire situation than Philadelphia, so the Colts should have plenty of hunger as well. They should be prepared to match whatever intensity the Eagles come to town with and be prepared to hand Philadelphia its second loss of the season.