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, all the time

Sometimes a few days with little-to-no thought about a tough loss can mend some wounds. Not the case with the Eagles. I'm just as convinced today as I was on Sunday night that they're nothing more than a mediocre team with poor leadership.

After the jump I'll try to look at the schedule and figure out if the birds can find a backdoor into the playoffs and a quick exit.

1St. LouisWin, 38-31-0
2@ DallasLoss, 41-371-1
3PittsburghWin, 15-62-1
4@ ChicagoLoss, 24-20
5WashingtonLoss, 23-172-3
6@ San FranciscoWin, 40-26
8AtlantaWin, 27-14
9@ SeattleWin, 26-75-3
10New York GiantsLoss, 36-315-4
11@ Cincinatti----
12@ Baltimore----
14@ New York Giants----
16@ Washington----

Taking a look at the schedule above, this is how I see things going from here on out:

  • Win @ Cincy (no one really cares, we hear things like "They should have won.")
  • Win @ Baltimore (people, mostly Eagles employees and players, tout this as the game that's going to turn the season around. I get excited, despite knowing better)
  • Win vs. Arizona (Andy Reid runs Westbrook about 25 times, the Eagles beat a team headed to the playoffs. I get completely pumped for the playoffs.)
  • Loss @ Giants (Akers misses a 52-yarder at the buzzer which would have won it. Reid talks about how close they are. I realize, once again, that this team is full of spineless wonders. Westbrook rushes 10 times for 15 yards)
  • Win vs. Cleveland (McNabb throws for 450 yards and 4 TDs in a blowout win. The McNabb 4 MVP campaign is started by the Eagles' PR department)
  • Loss @ Washington (Portis runs wild, Reid calls 75% passes and wonders why they lost.)
  • Win vs. Dallas (Romo and McNabb go head-to-head for a playoff berth. McNabb pukes on the field in the fourth quarter, then Romo fumbles he game away.)

10-6, they just barely get a wild card spot, and they're doomed to fail in the first round. How's that for perspective?
by Brian on Nov 13 2008
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