By Mark Eckel | For NJ Advance Media

When the Eagles get back from their bye week, their next game will be at Arizona. They hope it's just their first trip there this season.

Super Bowl 49 will be at University of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 1. And after six games, the Eagles are sitting on top of the NFC with a 5-1 record.

Can they keep the momentum from last Sunday's 27-0 beat-down of the Giants when they return from the bye?

If they can, and can also hold on to home-field advantage in the playoffs, the Eagles have as good a shot of getting to the third Super Bowl in franchise history, as they ever have.

The NFC is wide open. Seattle all of a sudden looks beatable, even at home. San Francisco has its problems. Green Bay is up and down. And Dallas? Well, talk to me in December about Dallas.

The Eagles are as sound and as solid as any of them.

Here are five things that have to happen for the Eagles to make a second trip to Arizona.

1. THE QUARTERBACK PLAY: Nick Foles needs to use the bye week to get back to where he was in 2013. Foles has had his moments this year -- a victory over Washington and three quarters against the Giants. But he can't have the turnovers and the poor decisions that lead to turnovers that have plagued him through the first six games this season. If Foles corrects his mistakes, and you know he's going to work at it because that's just how he is, the offense will kick into another gear at just the right time.

2. SHADY AND THE RUNNING GAME: If last Sunday was any indication, LeSean McCoy is back and that's trouble for the Eagles 10 remaining opponents. McCoy, mired in an early-season slump, went for 149 yards against the Giants and looked a lot like the back who led the league in rushing in 2013. With that one game he's back in the top four in rushing in the league and that could also be a boost to his confidence level. A confident McCoy coupled with a turnover-less Foles and the Eagles will be hard to beat.

3. GETTING HEALTHY: Guard Evan Mathis and center Jason Kelce are hoping to be back for the Monday Night Football game against Carolina, Nov. 10, which means they will miss just two more games -- Arizona and Houston. If both can come back to where they were before their injuries, the Eagles will again have one of the best offensive lines in the league -- Dallas' is pretty good, too -- and that will do wonders for both Foles and McCoy.

4. THE PASS RUSH AND THE DEFENSE: Did you notice how well the Eagles much-maligned secondary looked against the Giants? That happens when you have a pass rush that records eight sacks and keeps the quarterback under pressure the entire game. It's taken time, as expected, but players such as Trent Cole and Brandon Graham are suddenly comfortable in Billy Davis' 3-4 scheme. Connor Barwin, who once had 11 1/2 sacks in Houston, is on pace to top that figure and is having a Pro Bowl season. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks, the team's top playmaer, should return for the Arizona game after missing a month with a calf injury, that should only add to the pressure.

5. SPECIAL TEAMS DOMINANCE Your special teams score one touchdown, you're lucky. You score two, maybe it's a fluke. You score four in five games, along with blocking punts, field goal attempts, and winning the field position battle every week you have a dominant special teams. The Eagles special teams aren't going away. Coach Dave Fipp has a strong unit to work with and he's getting the most of it. The Eagles are going to score again this season on special teams and the unit is going to continue to change games.