Malcolm Jenkins said he had a ‘feeling’ Eagles would win
Philadelphia needed to make several crucial plays in order to escape with the win. According to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jenkins never had any doubt:
“Honestly, I had a feeling somehow we were going to win that game. …At this point, why wouldn’t you?”
Jenkins’ optimism is certainly understandable. The Eagles find themselves in almost identical territory to last season when they made the Super Bowl run. It is clear that players on the roster are feeling the sense of deja vu this time around.
The Eagles had once again dealt with their fair share of injury down the final stretch of the 2018 campaign. None were more crucial the status of quarterback Carson Wentz going into the postseason. With Wentz out, Philadelphia has once again found themselves relying on quarterback Nick Foles to lead them to victory. Fortunately for them, he was more than happy to oblige after managing to make up for his two interceptions with 266 yards and two touchdowns.
It is no secret that Philadelphia has come a long way since their abysmal start to the season. However, they know full well the importance of having momentum in the playoffs. It paid huge dividends for them last year and it appears to be happening again following their upset win over Chicago. They will need every advantage they can get when they travel to face the New Orleans Saints next week.