Biggs: Eagles healing up at right time
The feeling in the league is the Philadelphia Eagles have quickly become a team to fear, particularly in the NFC. They are the only team in the conference to have won five straight games, and if things fall right for them down the stretch, they could potentially grab the No. 2 seed for the playoffs.
Philadelphia (10-4) is healing up at the right time, according to Martin Frank of the Wilmington News Journal. The Eagles are hosting the Denver Broncos on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, and they’re getting a host of players back.
Running back Brian Westbrook will return from two concussions. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is coming back from dealing with plantar fasciitis. Wide receiver Kevin Curtis returned last week after missing the bulk of the season with a knee injury.
"We're getting back to full health right at the right time," Maclin said. "There's always room to get better, whether we're at full strength or what we've been doing all along. Now that we're getting everybody back, this offense can definitely keep on being improved. That's our goal, and all we have to do is go out and execute."
The key is going to be finding a way to work Westbrook in effectively. The Eagles have been very good without him, and they need to continue to strike a balance with the run and the pass. There has been a tendency for them to pass too much with Westbrook in the lineup. Curtis can ease his way back into things, and Maclin should be able to pick up where he left off. It’s going to be interesting to see how the playoff run sets up for Philadelphia.
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