The Philadelphia Eagles were easily defeated Monday night, 28-13, by the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The loss was the Eagles' fourth straight, dropping them to 3-5 overall, and again left the fan base feeling basically hopeless.
Much like last week against Atlanta, this was not a game where you could point to any one thing as the problem. It was evident once again that this Eagles team is rotten from the core.
Overall, the biggest issue of the night was the offense, which did not capitalize on first-and-goal situations...
They had first and goal four different times in this game and came away with -1 points. The first resulted in a pick 6, the next two ended in field goals and the fourth ended with a fumble.
...And failed to protect quarterback Michael Vick, who was sacked seven times (everybody is looking at you, right tackle Demetress Bell).
If there is one guy that deserves to be straight up cut this week. Like, get off this team you don't belong here cut . . . it's Bell. Tonight was an embarrassment and there was no one worse than him.
The Eagles will now need to finish the season 6-2 to have any shot of contending for a NFC playoff spot. Philadelphia's possible miracle run will need to start next week when the Dallas Cowboys visit Lincoln Financial Field.
That game is schedule to kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on FOX.