As Les Bowen writes, “A lot has been said and written over the past week about how Monday night's Eagles-Packers game might trigger a string of victories that would revive playoff hopes. The thing is, those things have been said and written in both markets.”

These are two teams in the same leaky boat. That the Packers are suddenly in descent this season while the Eagles are ascending matters little. The fact is that they are both the kind of flawed, confounding team that populates the vast middle of the National Football League, and that a stiff breeze or a bounce of the ball can cause either team to tumble in either direction.
So we wait today for that breeze, or that bounce — or that clank.
Sorry, Nelson.
Paul Domowitch writes that former Eagles great/current radio analyst Mike Quick believes that the beleaguered Nelson Agholor can turn it around.
Zach Berman writes that, while running back Ryan Mathews will miss the game, it is still unclear if Agholor, a week after his disaster of an afternoon in Seattle, will be activated.
Berman asks if quarterback Carson Wentz can return to his early-season successes.
Meanwhile, on a night when the franchise honors two of its all-time greats, Bob Brookover writes about Jeremiah Trotter’s convoluted path to Eagles immortality.
Sam Donnellon talks with Trotter and Bill Bergey about how times have changed, and how today’s players are too buddy-buddy for their liking.
Finally, Berman talks to Merrill Reese, the longtime voice of the Eagles, the fans’ fondest and most enduring connection to the franchise.

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