How the Eagles will make sure the Eagles stay in the NFL title hunt

When the Eagles last played in the playoffs in 2007, it was a team that went on to lose to the Packers in Super Bowl XLVI.

This time, though, it’s a team on the rise that is on the verge of being crowned champions.

That title, of course, comes with a caveat.

The Eagles are on a roll right now.

They are tied with the Vikings and Seahawks for the second-most points in the NFC South and are leading the NFC East by double digits.

The Eagles are also undefeated and sit in a tie for first place in the division standings with just three games remaining.

This is an Eagles team that was playing well in 2014 before a gruesome injury ended their season.

And this is an offense that is averaging more than 300 yards per game.

Now, the Eagles have had their share of injuries.

Quarterback Carson Wentz was lost for the season to a torn ACL and dislocated shoulder in Week 4, but that injury didn’t affect the Eagles’ ability to run the football.

Running back Bryce Brown had a torn ankle ligament in Week 2 and missed the entire 2014 season, but he returned in 2015.

Defensive end Connor Barwin and linebacker Kiko Alonso both had torn ACLs in the preseason and missed most of the 2016 season.

The roster was also littered with injuries.

But the Eagles are starting to find the pieces to keep them afloat.

They have a pair of top-five scorers in running back LeSean McCoy and tight end Zach Ertz, plus they have a solid pass-catching corps.

And they have some good young players like cornerback Marcus Peters and receiver Riley Cooper.

That being said, there are still a few questions.

What will the defense do with Wentz out for the remainder of the season?

And will quarterback Carson Wentza get healthy?

Will Ertz play as well as he did in his breakout rookie season last year?

Will Barwin be able to stay healthy?

What about quarterback Chase Daniel, who is a free agent after this season?

The Eagles aren’t getting any of these questions answered.

The good news for the Eagles is that they are a team in transition, one that is rebuilding its roster and looking to be a contender again.

The bad news is that, at least on paper, the team seems to be headed in the right direction.

The schedule isn’t easy, but this Eagles team has a good shot to be good.

The only question mark is who’s going to be there to carry them through the ups and downs.