What's the easiest way to stay undefeated? Focus on winning one game at a time.
That may sound like a simple strategy, but it's proven remarkably effective for the Philadelphia Eagles, who are the only unbeaten NFL team this year at 5-0.
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In football, as in all sports, it can be easy to get thrown off by the schedule. Certain matchups against rivals and other top teams appear more important, while easier games against weaker opponents can be harder to take seriously. They're called "trap games" for a reason.
The Eagles, however, have managed to avoid doing that so far. They've won all five of their games, apparently because Sirianni has them focused and prepared to win each week. He doesn't want them thinking about going 17-0 or winning the Super Bowl, even though Philadelphia is tied for the second-best championship odds (+650) on FanDuel Sportsbook's Super Bowl odds.
Taking one game at a time sounds basic, but it's easier said than done, especially as the season progresses and expectations mount. It's easy to get caught up in the hype or take success for granted in a sport where nothing is guaranteed.
The Eagles probably won't stay undefeated forever, as it's really, really hard to win 17 games in a row. If they keep going 1-0 every week, though, anything is possible. Philly will try to do it again in Week 6 with a win over the Dallas Cowboys in a pivotal NFC East rivalry game, where the Eagles are 5.5-point home favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.
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