YEAH we got shit-canned. The only bright spot of the game, was not having a 50-burger dropped on us. To make things worse, plenty of injuries were added to the insult. Time to abandon the season, disband the team, and burn down the Linc, right? Sheesh. Don’t be a dope.
Despite the low-point that was yesterday, we’re still just 2 games out, with 6 games left, 4 of which are divisional. At 4 – 6 we literally STILL control our own destiny.
Eagles 7 – Saints 48
Part of me feels like the Saints are still out there scoring touchdowns on us, despite the game being over for most of a day. But I’m going to sit here and try to pick gnat shit out of pepper, in an attempt to not be as negative as most fans have been, for the last few weeks. (My tweezers, please!)
On Offense, RB Josh Adams (7 – 53 – 7.5 – 1 – 0) got the start, and he made the most of his 7 carries, including a nice 28 yard burst up the gut, for our only score of the game.
On Defense, weeee… got to see a lot of the Eagles bench? We held the Saints to as many points as they wanted? We didn’t get a single roughing the passer penalty, and no one dropped his full weight on the opposing QB? Are these positives? I can’t tell. Ever since I started this scream yesterday, I haven’t been able to stop. So I’m somewhat disoriented right now.
I hear you asking, “What about all the stuff that stats don’t reveal?” Well, that’s the reason for these “Four Things” articles. We introduce an idea of what needs addressing BEFORE the game, so that fans have to honestly answer questions about those things, AFTER the game. This helps to get us, and keep us, all on the same page.
So, of the Four Things we were looking for in this last game, what exactly did we see?
1) Run the ball: 25 carries, remember that? Even in a losing effort, we could have taken the time to run a few more handoffs. If only to get Adams’s feet a little more wet. Instead we (as a team) ran the ball a whopping 12 times. Yeah. NOT DONE.
2) Hit the QB: The opposing QB may not even have to launder his jersey this week. I think when he left the game, his jersey was cleaner than when he started it. NOT DONE.
3) Dictate the passes: Huh? What? NOT DONE.
4) Go deep early: That intercepted bomb to a double covered WR Nelson Agholor (zero – none – nada.0 – goose egg) was a thing of beauty wasn’t it? NOT DONE.
This weeks Four Things score is brought to you by the producers of Groundhog Day. For a second consecutive week, we went 0 – 4, bringing the season tally to 14 of 40 (.350). Next week we get a hot giants team riding a 1 game win streak. Look out!
On The Whole:
I honestly didn’t expect a win. I predicted a loss. I did however, expect that even if we allowed a bunch of touchdowns, we’d score enough to keep the game interesting. Instead, the Eagles straddled the Thanksgiving table, and dideth layeth a big ass turd upon the bird. And we have to live with this shit for a week. I have to eat Thanksgiving dinner with this taste in my mouth.
If there were any justice in the world, Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz would get egged on the street. Daily. His inability to make adjustments, is worse than the damned injuries! Just ONCE I’d like to see something like a Fire Zone Blitz from this team. Just to show some creativity. There is too much talent on our Defensive Line to not be able to get within a 50$ cab ride of the QB. Yet it’s happening more and more.