While most of us were thinking it, Fletcher Cox said it. The Eagles were up 17-0 to start the 4th quarter and ended up losing 21-17 to Carolina on Sunday, dropping their record to 3-4.
Cox called it the worst loss of his career. It’s hard to argue with that. You don’t blow a 17 point lead in the last quarter of the game in the National Football League. You just don’t. It’s inexcusable. Great teams don’t let games like that slip away. Just when you thought the Tennessee game was the worst collapse in recent memory, the Eagles found a way to blow this one in spectacular fashion and make the former look like nothing by comparison.
Sitting at 4-3 would be much prettier than 3-4, and now the birds will fly to London and face a Jacksonville team that’s also reeling. Two teams that just played in conference championships mere months ago facing off to salvage their seasons. Can the Eagles turn it around and get to .500 before a much-needed bye week? I don’t have the answer, I’m still just shaking my head.
Never the less… FLY. EAGLES. FLY.