The Eagles spent the last week trying to fix a sinking season, calling for self-reflection and seeking to capitalize on the underdog status that propelled them last winter. It didn’t work. A season of underachievement might have reached its nadir in a 48-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at the Superdome, dropping the Eagles to 4-6.
“This is one of the worst losses I’ve ever been a part of,” quarterback Carson Wentz said.
“Probably the worst loss I’ve ever been a part of,” tight end Zach Ertz said.
The urgency that they lacked was supposed to have been there on Sunday – it should have been present last week against Dallas – and it will be needed next week against the New York Giants. That’s the start of a three-game stretch against NFC East opponents that will prove whether the Eagles can salvage their Super Bowl defense or whether what they exhibited during the first 10 games is a conclusive snapshot of a team that spoiled such lofty preseason expectations.
The mirrors that the Eagles said they needed to look into during the last week didn’t offer any guidance. Or maybe they were revealing. Because the Eagles were even worse than they have been all year.
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