The Washington Redskins wiped the Eagles off the field on Sunday. It was another disappointing act in an overall miserable season, one that should end with ownership firing Andy Reid and cleaning house in the locker room.
The Philadelphia Eagles lost their fifth straight game on Sunday afternoon, this time to the Dallas Cowboys. With the team at 3-6 on the season, the playoffs in serious doubt, and Michael Vick injured, what does the team do now?
With the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins all losing yesterday, the Eagles can gain a game in the standings on their NFC East foes with a win over the New Orleans Saints tonight.
History did not stay true to form on Sunday. Despite not losing following a Bye week under Andy Reid since the 1990s, the Philadelphia Eagles not only lost yesterday, but were dominated by the Atlanta Falcons.
It was the same old song and dance for the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday when they dropped an overtime game to the Detroit Lions, 26-23. Now at 3-3 in the standings, the team desperately needs some time off.
This time, the Eagles can’t overcome their sloppy play. Instead, the Pittsburgh Steelers were the team that came out on top on Sunday, using a last-minute field goal to pull out the close win.
The Eagles played clean, crisp football on Sunday night en route to a 19-17 victory over the division rival New York Giants. Maybe the team channeled the inner spirit of Brian Dawkins, who was honored before the game.
For the first two weeks, the Philadelphia Eagles overcame mistakes to win with late-game touchdown drives. On Sunday, against the Arizona Cardinals, they weren’t able to dig out of the hole they dug themselves.
A win is a win, but the Eagles know that they can’t continue to play sloppy offense and expect win. Performances like Sunday’s don’t often equate to wins, so the Eagles should consider themselves lucky to be in the position they’re in.
With 22 games left to play, the Philadelphia Phillies are 6 games out of a Wild Card playoff spot. Can they jump four teams in the standings and make another miraculous comeback? The Eagles, meanwhile, escaped with a Week 1 win.