Bye Week cools off the red-hot Eagles

Go ahead, Eagles fans.

Pinch yourselves.

Yes, the Birds are really 8-1.

Yes, they very well might be the best team in the NFL.

Yes, they dismantled a pretty good Denver Broncos team Sunday at the Linc.

Yes, they ran the ball down the throat of that vaunted No. 1 defense. Call it a reverse Orange Crush.

Sunday it was the Eagles defense that shined, imposing their will on Brock Osweiler and the scuffling Denver offense.

The Eagles put their foot on the Broncos' neck and never let up.

So what is their for dedicated Eagles fans to complain about?

How about this? Raise your hand if you hate the Bye Week.

Yes, that's right. The red-hot Birds will be cooled off this week by the NFL schedule makers.

After winning seven straight games, the green and white get a week off, courtesy of the Bye Week.

They now will not play again Nov. 19 when they tee it up in prime time in a nationally televised Sunday night prime time matchup vs. the Cowboys in Dallas.

Doug Pederson has been masterful in handling every issue confronting this team so far this year. So there is no reason to think the Birds will lose their edge on the bye week.

And remember, he served at the side of a coach who was expert in having his team ready to roll after the bue. That would be Andy Reid.

Bring on the Cowboys.