Some might say that the 9-7 Eagles are sneaking their way into the playoffs.
That kind of makes sense. For much of the 2018 season, the Birds have looked nothing like the team that went 13-3 last year and delivered the franchise’s first ever Super Bowl title.
They lost to Dallas twice. They lost tough games to Tampa Bay, Tenneseee, Carolina, and needed a big rally to beat the lowly Giants in Week 12. They were laughed out of the building against the Saints in November.
But these last three weeks, the Eagles have rallied. The defense has stepped up, the offense has found a rhythm with Nick Foles under center, and with their backs against the wall, they were able to knock off division winners in Weeks 15 and 16.
Now, they’re in the playoffs ... and Malcolm Jenkins will have none of that “sneaking in” talk. They’re here to kick the door down.
Malcolm Jenkins speech to Eagles after finding out they made playoffs— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) December 31, 2018
“We ain’t sneaking in. We kicked the mother f***** door down. We in this party. Nobody wanted us in. But guess what. They gotta deal with us now”#FlyEaglesFly
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See you on Sunday, Chicago.
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