David Murphy: 5 darn good reasons not to freak about the Eagles after Week 1 of the NFL season

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

Forget about the wins and the losses. Let’s talk about the shoulda wons and the shoulda losts. The balance between the two is a big thing in the NFL. It’s the difference between greatness and goodness, goodness and mediocrity, mediocrity and badness, badness and awfulness. One week into the 2023 season, the Eagles are comfortably in the black. They shoulda lost this one. Maybe by a lot. That’s a good thing. When the schedule came out, I had Week 1 in New England as one of those 50/50 games where the likelihood of a loss was much higher than it appeared on paper. It was a swing game between 13-…

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