Found October 10, 2011 on Buzz On Broad:
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Speaking before this weeks game against the Buffalo Bills, Michael Vick and Andy Reid talked about being unable to take get back the three games they had lost, and focusing on moving forward.

Well those three games are now four, as the Eagles team played another game in Buffalo typical of their season so far- impressive at times, unwatchable at others, but at the end the same result- a loss.

But as Reid and Vick said last week, nothing they can do from here on out can erase those 4 games. This Eagles team can look back at these 4 games and remember it as the moment they decided to win at all costs, or look at it as the moment their season ended.

Make no mistake about it- the Eagles are down, but they are not out. The season is not over, and it is still very much in their hands.

Of course, that may not be a good thing. This team has done everything it can to lose- dropping the ball, fumbling it, and throwing it away. They have committed bad penalties, made play calls, and looked uninterested at times.

It is not easy to defend this team, especially some of the players on the defensive side of the ball. But through all of the mistakes, it's important to remember that the Eagles have not been outclassed by any team they have played.

They have been winning going into the 4th quarter in every game except today's. The offense looks unstoppable at times, as they rack up yardage at a rapid rate. Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson showed today they can still turn any play into a game changing one. The defensive line is getting pressure on the quarterback without blitzing.

Even those who have given up on this team will admit that they have the talent to beat any team on any Sunday- and until they are mathematically eliminated, that means they have a chance.

The wounds on this team are self inflected, which might make it more frustrating for fans, but makes it easier to fix for the team. But the best thing the Eagles may having going for them right now is the amount of mediocre teams in the NFL, especially the ones standing in their way.

At 1-4, the Eagles are 3 games behind the NFC East leading Washington Redskins. They are 2 games behind the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. The good news? They still having 2 games against the Redskins, 2 against the Cowboys, and 1 more against New York. 

The Eagles next 5 (Redskins, Cowboys, Bears, Cardinals, Giants) opponents have a combined record of 11-11, and three of those games are at home.  Only one of those games are against a team (Bears) that made the playoffs last season.  They get a Bye Week after their game in Washington, which makes their game against Dallas coming out of it a very winnable one. Beat Washington and Dallas, and the Eagles will find themselves right back in the thick of things.

Can the Eagles do it? The answer is as unpredictable as this team. They have the talent to beat the next 5 teams they play, but have shown they can play bad enough to lose all 5 as well. 

But this team is not as bad as the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos- teams they share the same record with. Ask around the league, and it's a safe guess the Eagles are not a team anyone wants to play despite their record.

Take a deep breath Philadelphia: a turnaround is possible. The season is not over. Until a team runs away with the division, the Eagles are alive. If the Phillies taught us anything, it is the regular season means nothing. Get into the playoffs, and anything can happen.

The Eagles can start- or kill- the rejuvenation of this team next week in Washington. Beat the Redskins, and they enter the bye with hope and a little amount of momentum.

And with the talent on this team, and the amount of mediocre teams in front of them, a little bit of momentum can go a long way. 

Follow Buzz on Broad Eagles Beat Writer Eliot Shorr-Parks on Twitter at @EliotShorrParks

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