Are the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl bound?

Ever since head coach Andy Reid started calling the shots for the Philadelphia Eagles this team has been one of the best teams in the NFC Conference and seemingly always playoff bound every single season, but this season they made some drastic changes before taking the field by sending six-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb to the division rival Washington Redskins via trade.

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Despite this move getting a lot of criticism around the league due to the fact that the Eagles traded arguably their best player within the NFC East division, Philly had faith that their backup quarterback Kevin Kolb could shoulder the load and take this team even further than McNabb could in his time with the Eagles.

Unfortunately, the first game of the new era in Philly saw their new quarterback go down with a concussion after Green Bay Packers defensive beast Clay Matthews sacked Kevin Kolb. With Kolb now knocked out of the game against the Packers, the Eagles had to turn to veteran QB Michael Vick, but despite no one believing that Vick could lead this team, the former superstar torched the Green Bay secondary and almost came out with the win.

Even though Michael Vick was not able to lead the Philadelphia Eagles victory over the Green Bay Packers, the following weeks with lightning quick quarterback under center were impressive to say the least as Vick just destroyed opposing defenses as he showed a new dynamic to his game with an extremely accurate passing attack.

Obviously, with have a wide receiver like DeSean Jackson to throw to and a running back like LeSean McCoy coming out of the backfield your offense is going to be pretty good, but Michael Vick’s revamped game was virtually unguardable and unbeatable.

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Unfortunately, Michael Vick did go down with a torn pectoral muscle in Week 4 against the division rival Washington Redskins and missed some time, but he did get back on track once he was healthy and was able lead his team on the way to an NFC East division title.

Not only did Vick lead the Philadelphia Eagles to another NFC East division title, but he also became a legitimate NFL MVP candidate as he had arguably the best season of his career. Over the past few weeks of the season and he has struggled with his turnovers, mainly interceptions, but he is still arguably the best quarterback in the league behind the New England Patriots Tom Brady (MVP frontrunner), but his skills will be put to the test this weekend as the Philadelphia Eagles will face off against the Green Bay Packers once again.

This first round playoff matchup will be tough to say the least for Michael Vick and company, but I believe they are up to the task and could quite possibly be the Super Bowl bound this season as the new quarterback seems to bring a dynamic to the offense which opposing defenses just can’t contain.

There is no doubt the Philadelphia Eagles will have their hands full from here on out as the NFC conference has arguably the best teams in the league right now with the exception of the New England Patriots. As long as they can get past the Packers in the first round, there’s no doubt in my mind that there will be no stopping Andy Reid’s squad as they should make it all away to the big game in Arlington, Texas next month.

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