Originally written on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 9/18/12

It may not be how you would have drawn up a 2-0 start for the Philadelphia Eagles, but it counts just the same. After their second one point win in two games, the only team to do so in NFL history, the Eagles sit atop the NFC East. The truth is, they have yet to play a good game.

With 4 more turnovers against a good Baltimore Ravens team, you would think the Eagles would be licking their wounds today. When you add in the 5 turnovers from week 1, it looks like a recipe for disaster. So far, it hasn’t worked that way.

If the Eagles can get their act together and play cleaner games and limit the turnovers, there is plenty to be excited about.

No offense to Juan Castillo and the Eagles defense, but I hardly felt like Brandon Weeden and the Browns were a tough challenge. Joe Flacco, Ray Rice and the Ravens were a different story. They did put up 44 points the week before. In both cases, Juan Castillo’s play calling and the Eagles D looked vastly improved over last year. DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks have been everywhere and for once it appears as though the Eagles have a legitimate linebacking corps. The secondary was solid too, leading me to believe that the defense may finally have it together.

The issues continue to be on offense for the Eagles. Michael Vick shot out of the gate with perfect passes and marched the Eagles down the field with ease. However, another bad decision by Vick led to an end zone interception. Vick would turn over the ball once more, bringing his season total to 6 interceptions, though he could hardly be blamed for the second. LeSean McCoy fumbled, setting a career high of 2, as did Bryce Brown, bringing the Eagles to 9 turnovers so far.

More alarming were injuries to Jeremy Maclin, King Dunlap (already playing for an injured Jason Peters) and Jason Kelce. Kelce, the Eagles center who has started every game of his career since being drafted last year, went down with what looked like a catastrophic knee injury that smacked of an ACL injury. He will have an MRI today. Maclin re-injured a hip pointer and Dunlap went out with a hamstring issue. Demetress Bell, signed to replace Peters, then promptly benched, filled in well for Dunlap. Dallas Reynolds played for the injured Kelce.

If the Eagles can clean their play up on offense and stop the turnovers, they will be a force to be reckoned with. The rhythm the offense lacked in week 1 was certainly there yesterday, and as always, there are no shortage of weapons. Tight End Brent Celek had a career day and was Vick’s favorite target.

After beating two teams while playing sloppy football, it would be real interesting to see what the Eagles could do while limiting the mistakes. Time will tell, but the Eagles are 2-0 for the first time since 2004. Remember that year?

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