The Philadelphia Eagles have officially gone half of a season without winning after a 38-33 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.
It's eight straight losses for Philadelphia, and many of the same things went wrong Sunday night that had gone wrong in the team's previous seven losses. The pass defense was more or less imaginary, as Tony Romo completed 22 of 27 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns as Philadelphia allowed 38 points. Rather than wallow in another unenjoyable loss, Jason Brewer of Bleeding Green Nation gave up trying to feel mad at a team with no hope in his postgame recap and looked for positives in a bleak season
Now, after giving you the score is typically the point in a recap where I start laying into the team about all the mistakes they made and about how awful they are. And they certainly were pretty awful, as evidenced by the 38 points. But frankly, I would just have all the same complaints about all the same guys.
So I'm not going to do that tonight. I'm going to be positive. Because actually, tonight was a pretty good result for the Eagles. Some young players flashed some ability, we saw some good things from guys who will be here next year, but ultimately they lost.
Indeed, Bryce Brown had 150 yards for the second straight game in his second NFL start, putting up 169 yards and two touchdowns - although his fumble late arguably cost his team the game as the rookie continues to struggle with ball security. And Nick Foles' third start was arguably his best, as he threw for 251 yards and a touchdown.
Oh, and the loss helps Philadelphia in another way:
Anyway, the Eagles are 3-9 and now within 1 game of the top pick in the 2013 draft.