The Eagles could have pulled out a victory: Michael Vick fumbled twice, including once on the goal line, with the team eventually losing by less than a field goal, and allowed a late drive to bring the Steelers into position to win on a field goal with the clock expiring. However, Jason Brewer of Bleeding Green Nation put the loss into perspective.
Losing a close game where you weren't played off the field and proved that at least you're equal to the other team is tough to accept, but if we step back for a minute... this isn't the worst loss.
Last week, Philadelphia watched as Lawrence Tynes' 54-yard field goal attempt to give the New York Giants a victory as time expired came up a few feet short. Sunday, they were once again at the mercy of an opposing kicker, but Shaun Suisham's 34-yard game-winning attempt easily split the uprights. The similarities between this week and other games were not lost on Brewer.
Just like in those 3 wins the offense came alive in the 4th quarter and led a late go-ahead drive... and just like in those wins the Eagles defense needed to make a stop.
In the 3 wins they did, in this one they did not.