Eagles’ Fletcher Cox says “no pressure’ to turn season around
It has been nothing short of a struggle for the Philadelphia Eagles to find consistent success this season, which has pushed them to a 4-5 start to the 2018 campaign heading into Week 11 action against the New Orleans Saints.
Despite all of that, star defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has voiced that there isn’t any additional outside pressure for the Eagles to turn it around in the second half of the season, according to Jeff Skversky of 6abc.
Does Eagles DT Fletcher Cox Feel Pressure of Time Running Out After 4-5 Start?
“There’s no pressure. Right now I feel like everybody is counting us out, saying, this that and the third but we know what kind of team we got in this locker room”@6abc #FletcherCox #Eagles pic.twitter.com/cUhdP8hdvC
— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) November 15, 2018
The Eagles have had plenty of issues trying to find a strong level of consistency this season that has seen them drop four out of their last six games. This includes falling 27-20 to the Dallas Cowboys at home last Sunday night that has put them two games behind the Washington Redskins for the NFC East division lead.
This hasn’t created any sense of concern from the team given that their playoff fate lies in their hands as they still have plenty of NFC East games left having to play the Redskins twice, Cowboys once and the New York Giants once. Meanwhile, they still have some tough opponents ahead in the Saints, the Los Angeles Rams, and the Houston Texans in the coming weeks. All of this sets up what will be a season-defining stretch of games that will determine if Philadelphia will be able to defend their championship.
It will first have to start with a pivotal matchup against the Saints, who have been arguably the best team in the league behind their explosive offense led by MVP candidate quarterback Drew Brees. This puts a huge task ahead of the Eagles’ defense to limit Brees and New Orleans on the road on Sunday night. There is plenty laying on the line for both teams in what may be a crucial matchup that shapes the playoff picture in the coming weeks.