It didn't hurt this much... but it was pretty damn close.
If we had the same expectation for the Eagles that we do for the Sixers, then maybe this wouldn’t have hurt so badly.
But we’re a football town (for now, anyway), and that’s not how things work here, so alas… here we are.
The Eagles went out swinging in their 21-16 loss at Lincoln Financial Field last night. In a game filled with mistakes, the Birds still had a chance to win with under a minute to go in the fourth quarter. A Michael Vick passing play to Riley Cooper on a go route ended with a Tramon Williams interception.
The most surprising fact about this whole situation last night was that the Eagles had a chance to win, despite looking awful for most of it. They had a chance! Think about that! I don’t know what that’s supposed to say about this team. I think more bad than good, but here’s what you’re left to ask yourself at the end of the day.
Was it the fact that the Packers were the better team? Maybe. Was it the missed field goals by David Akers? Possibly. Was it the terrible red zone defense that has plagued this team all year? Yes, it was. But more than anything, was it the hangover from consecutive losses at home against the Vikings and a throwaway against the Cowboys? View full article »