Philadelphia Eagles Blow Lead in Loss to Lions
Another field goal sinks the Philadelphia Eagles, 26-23, in overtime.
After an ugly first half, the Philadelphia Eagles turned in an ugly fourth quarter in letting the Detroit Lions come back from 10 points down and win in overtime 26-23.
Another three turnovers – including two Michael Vick interceptions – once again crushed the Birds.
Former Gov. Ed Rendell summed it up best on a post-game show: "They suck."
That pretty much covers it.
The Lions couldn't get going for the first three quarters as the Eagles contained star wideout Calvin Johnson. But in the fourth quarter, quarterback Matthew Stafford got into a rhythm and the Lions rolled along with Johnson finishing with six catches and 135 yards.
A key injury to safety Nate Allen hurt the Birds in the fourth quarter and Coach Andy Reid was stating his usual after a loss at the podium.
"We gotta look at ourselves in the mirror and get better, me included," Reid stated.
The Eagles have had an ugly season. They're three wins were ugly and three losses were ugly too. This game was the worst loss.
The Lions did a great job of shutting down Shady McCoy, keeping the running back to 22 yards. This was also the third game the Eagles did not have a sack. The Birds defense, which held the Lions to just two field goals, just collapsed.
This was a must game for the Birds. And even though Reid is perfect out of the bye week, the Birds play the Atlanta Falcons, who right now are also perfect -- with a 6-0 record.
The first half, especially the first quarter, was possibly the worst effort the Eagles have displayed since the season started.
If Reid believes he's going to be coach next year, this start to the season probably is not what owner Jeffrey Lurie was looking for.
The Birds stand at 3-3 going into the bye week. Two weeks ago, they were 3-1.
The Eagles are not the team they should be. This is supposed to be a playoff-caliber team and they aren't showing it, in any aspects – offense, defense and special teams – of their game.
It's hard to stomach. And losses like this are making Eagles fans sick.
Disgraceful. That's pretty much all you can say.