Time to Start Worrying About Eagles ‘Super’ Chances
Is it time for South Jersey fans to start worrying about the Philadelphia Eagles?
The Eagles dropped their third straight game Monday night, in a gut-wrenching 20-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. While the Eagles have three games coming up against the Giants and Cardinals, one has to wonder if Philly fans should start to worry come the postseason.
#Eagles QB Jalen Hurts mentions he doesn't think the team is 'committed enough' right now.— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 19, 2023
When asked what he means: "Commitment. I don't have a dictionary on me now."
An eye-popping answer...pic.twitter.com/iscJpkukcm
This was a team that at one point was 10-1 and looked poised to make it to Las Vegas and the Super Bowl. While they might still make that trip when its all said and done, the Eagles are looking at a more circuitous route to get there.
They had a shot to take advantage of Dallas’ loss to Buffalo by beating a lowly Seahawks team trotting out its back-up quarterback in Drew Lock, and lost. Instead of being back in first place, competing with San Francisco for the top seed, the Eagles are looking at a wild card.
Defense is Philly’s biggest concern. The Eagles blew leads of 10-0 and 17-10 on Monday night. They have surrendered 129 points in the last four games (1-3) and can’t stop anyone. And they switched play callers, going with ex-Patriots assistant Matt Patricia as defensive coordinator on Monday night.
It didn’t work.
“I made the decision,” Sirianni said. “I did what I thought I needed to do in the best interest of the football team.”
On top of that Jalen Hurts doesn’t look like a MVP candidate anymore. In the last three games, he has tossed only one touchdown and has been picked off twice. In the last four games combined, Hurts has completed only 58 percent of his passes. That is down severely from earlier in the season when Hurts was completing around 2/3 of his passes. He looks lost, and the offense is sputtering.
The Eagles should romp the Giants and Cardinals, but there is no question if the Eagles face a good defensive team in the playoffs, they could be in a very bumpy ride. The 49ers and Cowboys look poised for big things. The Eagles are in trouble.