The Philadelphia Eagles offense has sputtered since their big performance in Week One against the Washington Redskins and their poor defense and concerns are already growing just three weeks in to the season. In their recent games against the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers, the team has been able to total just over 40 minutes time of possession, which has been a less than ideal scenario.
This leaves people questioning whether or not Chip Kelly’s strategy is going to work out in the NFL, but Kelly believes the turnovers are what is killing the team.
“You can’t turn the ball over like that in this league and expect to win,” Kelly said during the post-game press conference.
On Thursday night, two interceptions and three fumbles forced the Eagles offense off of the field and allowed the Chiefs to come away from Lincoln Financial Field with the win. Before the turnovers, the Eagles offense was able to put together solid drives.
“We can move the ball up and down the field. I think we’ve proven that,” Kelly said. “But if we’re going to put the ball on the ground, as we did a couple times in the first half, and throw interceptions, that’s not going to win football for us. We can’t lose the turnover battle. You lose the turnover battle and you’re going to lose the football game.”
To make matters worse for the Eagles, they need to travel to Denver next week to take on the Broncos.
If the problems don’t get fixed quickly, then the panic in Philadelphia will reach an entirely new level.