The Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to bounce back after an extremely disappoint 2011 campaign. This year may actually be worse.
Andy Reid's team fell to the Washington Redskins, 31-6, at FedEx Field on Sunday, dropping its record to 3-7 and virtually eliminating any hopes of a late-season surge.
Over at Bleeding Green Nation, Jason Brewer puts into words how many Philadelphians are feeling:
Just to put how bad this Eagles team is in context. . . . This is their sixth straight loss, which is the longest losing streak since Rich Kotite's 1994 team lost seven straight to the end the season. He was fired after the year, which certainly looks like the fate Andy Reid is headed for. In fact, the question right now seems to be more "when" rather than "if."
Brewer goes further, ripping into the team for its performance not only on Sunday, but for a majority of the season:
This game was just another in a long line of embarrassments this season, full of such ineptitude that it's really become comical. This isn't simply a case of bad luck or coming up short . . . they're losing in spectacular fashion.
Philadelphia had Nick Foles starting with Michael Vick missing time due to a concussion, and unfortunately for Eagles fans, Foles wasn't up to the challenge. The rookie looked exactly as he should have -- raw and inexperienced.
On the other side of the ball, the defense could never seem to get a stop. The Redskins converted 5-of-11 third down opportunities and let Robert Griffin III control the game. He only threw one incompletion the entire game.