The Eagles are 0-2 for the first time since 2015. If they lose to the Bengals Sunday, it will be their first 0-3 start since 1999, which was Andy Reid’s first year as head coach. They started 0-4 that year, then won five of their last 12 and finished 5-11.
If they lose to the Bengals, it will be the first time since 2013 that they’ve lost their first two home games of the season. That was Chip Kelly’s first year as head coach They had beaten Washington on the road in their season-opener, then lost to San Diego and Reid’s Chiefs at the Linc in Weeks 2 and 3. That Eagles team rebounded to finish 10-6 and win the NFC East.
Is there such a thing as homefield advantage this year given the fact that only six teams are allowing fans into their stadiums for games? Well, actually, home teams actually have a better record this year in the first two weeks than they did last year. Home teams are 19-13 in Weeks 1-2. Last year in the first two weeks, home teams were 14-17-1.
And now, this week’s stats package: