The Eagles offensive woes of last week bled into this week, resulting in a 15-7 loss in a crossroads game.
The Eagles and Giants will meet for the second time this month on Sunday, and both teams are in dire need of a victory.
Most of the talk about the Eagles ugly, 17-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, has been about the quarterback. Nick Foles was by all accounts, terrible, missing receivers, and often times holding the ball far too long. Foles was inaccurate and ineffective.
This one stings. The Eagles offense folded against a Cowboys defense that was vulnerable and incapable of taking advantage of a nice game put in by the defense.
The distorted reflection the Eagles projected as an NFC East contender came thundering down in a dusty heap by the handicapped Dallas Cowboys in a woeful offensive performance that spelled a 17-3 Dallas victory.
Things did not start off well but the Eagles put together the so-called full team effort. The offense started slowly but ended up having a really good game. The defense took their lumps but got past them to do their part as well.
Nick Foles’ third touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter sealed what had been a taut game in an Eagles’ 31-20 victory over the winless Buccaneers on Sunday.
The Eagles should not get too carried away with picking up their second win in a game that saw the Giants drop to 0-5 on the season, but the defense made plays, special teams did their part and Nick Foles proved why the Eagles felt a need to keep him on the roster despite using Mike Vick as the starter.
The Eagles and New York Giants will be playing to escape last place when they meet Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
A win will calm many nerves around Philadelphia, but this season will be a test for patience. How much patience will there be though if the Eagles drop a game to an 0-4 Giants team that may have more to be concerned about entering this weekend?
Chip Kelly didn’t have to see his team through a whole lot of losing streaks as head coach of the University of Oregon. Just four games into his NFL career, he’s already got a three-game losing streak to deal with.
Last time the Philadelphia Eagles faced Peyton Manning, Michael Vick was the better quarterback.
Two games in a row a team from the AFC West flew to Philadelphia off a short week and controlled the Eagles in their home stadium. There was plenty of blame to pass around in this one.
The loss wasted an amazing effort by LeSean McCoy, who rushed for a game-high 158 yards rushing on 20 carries, including a 41-yard fourth quarter touchdown that put the Eagles within a score of tying the Chiefs.
Chip Kelly has only been a head coach in the NFL for two games, but Donvovan McNabb has seen enough.