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About those 8 losses

I hate making excuses, and I'm really not. If the Eagles had been a great team, they would certainly not have 8 losses, but...

@ Atlanta - Certain playoff team on the road
NYG - currently 7-7 - an above average team
SF - Remember how this was supposed to be a walk? SF is probably going to have a first round bye.

@ Buffalo - when Buffalo was catching everyone offguard during their terrific start, which netted their QB an extension
Chicago - With Cutler and Forte when they were a really good team. Arizona - do you realize this was when Zona was starting their winning 5 of 6 streak, right?Oh, and it turned out Michael Vick was playing with busted ribs most of the game.
NE - Obviously got whacked against Brady here. Also, it turns out Vince Young is not as good a quarterback as Michael Vick. Who knew? Seattle - hitting another team in the beginning of a 5 wins in 6 games streak (also a road game on the WC playing on a Thursday after an East Coast Sunday game - a practice since outlawed by the NFL). Also, Young does not = Vick.

I'm not going into how they lost (which often was maddening as we all know), just pointing out they have not yet lost to a team which could at the time they played them be considered a bad team - indeed many of their losses came at the hands of teams either much better than anticipated, or in the middle of a real surge of much better play than most of their season.

Of course, great teams win those games anyway, but it seems to me the Eagles have not been done any favores by the scheduling gods this year.

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