The former ESPN seer expounds in the Washington Post:
In any other year, Philly would be miles from playoff contention. But it is still the favorite to win the lowly NFC East, which features four teams with three wins apiece.
Still, the Eagles are playing so poorly that they’re at risk of losing the division title to Dallas, the New York Giants or Washington. Injuries have ravaged the offensive line and receiving corps, but the issue now is that Carson Wentz (above with rook QB Jalen Hurts) looks lost. He is completing 58.4 percent of his passes and is averaging only 232.6 passing yards — and just 6.2 yards per attempt. He has thrown 14 interceptions and been sacked a stunning 40 times.
Coach Doug Pederson said he has no plans to bench Wentz because he thinks it would signal to the team that he’s giving up on the season — but if they don’t fix their issues on offense, the Eagles could fall short of winning the worst division in NFL history.
It doesn’t help that the schedule is brutal; Philly plays the Seahawks on Monday night and follows that up with games against Green Bay, New Orleans and Arizona.
The Eagles could be 3-10-1 going into their final two games against Dallas and Washington.