The Philadelphia Eagles had plenty of opportunities to make it a far more interesting game against the New England Patriots. Instead, they lost 17-10 with a final, near-heroic pass attempt going for naught. It shouldn’t have come to that for several reasons, but it’s indicative a team that now sits exactly at .500 through ten games.
Whether it multiple dropped interceptions from a defense that played well but failed to change the game, or Carson Wentz’s scattershot performance while attempting to prop up a supporting cast that’s the envy of literally nobody, the Eagles left far too many plays on the field. In one way it’s a positive that this game was undecided until the very end. The downside of that is there’s no reason to believe that isn’t the disappointing ceiling of this team in 2019. Good enough to be competitive, bad enough to always leave you wanting more.
It’s also not the end of the world. The Eagles are still firmly in the NFC East race, barely trailing a Dallas Cowboys’ team that eked by a Jeff Driskel-led Detroit Lions this Sunday. Even with that bright side, the hope for this Eagles’ team being a dangerous threat in the playoffs is dwindling with each game.
We dig more into this loss to the Patriots and what it means long-term on The Kist & Solak Show #146! Listen on the media player below or click here if the player doesn’t load. New to podcasts?! Check out our guide on how to listen to BGN! FLY EAGLES FLY!
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The Kist & Solak Show #146 w/@MichaelKistNFL & @BenjaminSolak!
The gang reacts to the Eagles' 17-10 loss to w/thoughts on Wentz's shaky day, the "supporting cast", the defense & much more!