Darlington: Both sides win
Widespread interest in the lockout proved that the NFL's hold on the public is stronger than ever, Jeff Darlington writes. More...
There are concerns for this team -- especially under center -- but Jeremy Maclin is asking teammates to stay positive.
"The fact is we're 2-1," the wide receiver told the New York Daily News. "The way people are talking, you'd think we're 0-3."
Maclin said he's close to full strength after missing Sunday's 27-6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals with a hip injury. He's on track to play in Sunday night's game against the New York Giants, and that's a good omen for the Eagles. Rotoworld points out Philadephia is 7-0 when Vick plays and 0-3 when he doesn't dating to Week 11 of last season.
Getting healthy against the Giants this weekend would help quiet the storm around a team with high ambitions for the coming months.