Well, that was just awful. The Eagles were absolutely trounced on Sunday afternoon by the Packers in Green Bay. With a score of 53-20, the Eagles not only lost the game but they also lost a chance to gain ground in the division.
This game was a predictable loss on the schedule, but the Packers dominated the game in a way we haven't seen from an opposing team during the Chip Kelly Era. It was downright pathetic for the majority of the contest, from the secondary to the offensive line play.
Let's take a look a depressingly one-sided collection of winners and losers.
The Packers: They may have been 6-3 entering this game, but this looks like a team that is impossible to beat at home. Aaron Rodgers is the best player in the league by a mile.
Cody Parkey: While it's somewhat of a cop out to put the kicker on this list, he continued to be money on the field. He made both his field goal attempts along with his extra points.
Jordan Matthews: He let a big gain slip through his hands but was able to haul in five catches for 107 yards and a touchdown. He was a rare bright spot on offense.
Jeremy Maclin: He continued his strong season with nine catches for 93 yards and a touchdown.
Mark Sanchez: He wasn't given much help from his offensive line, but he was bad. He had two turnovers returned for touchdowns, fumbled three times and two interceptions. He just looked skittish after a helmet-to-helmet no call during the first drive. Hopefully, he can return to form. He finished 26-of-44 for 346 passing yards and two scores to add to his blunders.
The Secondary: Every one of the Eagles defensive backs seemed to fail miserably at one point or another. Not to take anything away from Rodgers, but the Eagles were terrible all day in coverage. The unit was pathetic.
Front Seven: While Vinny Curry recorded a sack and forced a fumble, the unit overall was very underwhelming following an impressive outing against Carolina. They didn't really get home on Rodgers and gave him a lot of time to throw.
The Offensive Line: There was little time to throw in the first half and they had trouble getting the run game going. Evan Mathis had a penalty and that didn't help either. It was one of their worst games this season.
Running Game: While the team gained 109 rushing yards, it didn't seem to help them early. Darren Sproles and Chris Polk didn't get enough carries and LeSean McCoy took too long to get going.
Chip Kelly: When your team is getting carved up by the best player in the league and you continue to rush him back onto the field, you go into this section.
Donnie Jones: For whatever reason, he's quietly having a bad year. He had a net punt average of 16 yards. That's putrid, especially when you consider that his faults weren't just with the Micah Hyde touchdown.