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MNF Fall Out: Eagles Upset Colts

The Philadelphia Eagles upset the Indianapolis Colts, 30-27 in Week 2 of Monday Night Football. The game has major implication for both teams.

For the Colts, they are now 0-2. This is the first time in Andrew Luck’s short career that she has lost consecutive games.

The Colts have a ton of excuses, though. They have played well in both their losses. They took a one-possession loss to the Denver Broncos and a three-point loss last night to the Eagles.

They also had a grueling opening schedule. Taking on the Broncos in Week 1 was not going to be a walk in the park. The Eagles had a lot of question marks, but everyone knew they were going to be tough.

The Colts are still adjusting to the loss of Robert Mathis, leaving them struggling to establish a run game.

The Colts are still favorites to win the AFC South in the odds and the division is not rife with teams that are ready to challenging the Colts, however, they will need to win big games like the ones they had in Week 1 and 2 if they are truly going to contend.

The Eagles, on the other hand, have a lot to be excited about.

The win have not been pretty, but they are 2-0 and sit atop the NFC East and just may be the best looking team in the NFC right now.

We all know Nick Foles has the potential to be great but has yet to get to the same level of play he had last season.

Chip Kelly deserves a lot  of the credit for bringing a unique offensive scheme that combines strength and speed in way we have never seen in the NFL. Given that Nick Foles will likely shake off some of the field rust this, this team may only get better. Yes, better than putting up 30-plus points of offense, as they have in the last two games.

The ball could, of course go the other way. We all saw how the NFL’s running quarterback got shut down as soon as defensive schemes readjusted, see Robert Griffin III. Kelly’s offense, though, is much more complex than handing a QB the ball and letting him run.

After a great two weeks, the Eagles currently have the fourth best future odds of winning it all, tied with the Green Bay Packers.

The Eagles schedule is not easy with the Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams all on the horizon, but if they keep getting better, they are going to be a force to contend with this season.

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