Yes braddah! They'll be a contender once again. They haven't been such closers the last few years but it's been a damn fun couple decades after growing up with consecutive 1-15 and 2-14 seasons and not being able to watch home games due to non-sellout TV blackouts. Whatever happens, it will be a fun season. This franchise always has obstacles to overcome and seems to do it well.
I've managed to be in Philly 2 or 3 different years on the night the Eagles got knocked out of the playoffs. It's an amazing social phenomenon there when that happens. Everyone in the bar pauses at the moment the game is over, then they stare blankly at the screen in a perplexed void for another 5 seconds, followed by them all turning and walking away and getting another Yuengling pretending American football no longer exists. There's not a single mention of them the next morning on sports talk radio there either.
A complete polarity from the response of Massholes who throw their Sox hat in the trash and do what Southerners refer to as when we "cuss reeel gooood". Not me, I stand by my teams. I was there when the B's lost the Cup in June and watched it all unfold in the span of 73 seconds. Had to watch an opposing team hoist Stanley in our barn. Screw it. We've won a schitt ton of titles in the 2000s and playoff time in any major sport is fun as hell in the Bean.