Philadelphia Eagles Lose Vick, Lose Game, Lose Season
Philadelphia Eagles fall to rival Dallas Cowboys to put the season on the brink.
Five straight losses. And one against an NFC East rival.
If that doesn't spell doom and gloom -- as the title of the new Rolling Stones song states -- for the Philadelphia Eagles' season, then a 3-6 record certainly does.
With Michael Vick knocked out by a concussion and the Eagles season pretty much over, the Nick Foles era has begun in Philadelphia.
The Birds showed some promise early on in grabbing a 17-10 lead, but turnovers had the Eagles falling to the Dallas Cowboys, 38-23.
The Cowboys scored touchdowns on a punt return, an interception and a fumble recovery in the end zone, all in a short span to clip the Birds.
Foles looked good at times, keeping his composure in his first NFL game and even firing a 53-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin. But he hadn't gotten any snaps in practice and therefore wasn't in his preseason form.
Now that Vick is hurt and the Birds are cooked before Thanksgiving, Foles should get plenty of reps -- and hopefully plenty of starts.
Coach Andy Reid's tenure, after 14 years, looks like it's over. So it's best for the organization to determine whether Foles is the team's quarterback of the future or whether the team should make a draft pick for a starter like it did taking Donovan McNabb with the second pick in the draft years ago.
It's hard to talk much about the game. This was another must game that turned out to be a big loss and probably the final nail in the Birds' coffin.
There's really not much to say. The defense didn't get the job done, with some terrible tackling once again. The team did get two consecutive sacks but those are as rare these days as spotting Haley's Comet.
It's hard to think about next year before Thanksgiving. And it's even harder to think that the Eagles were once 3-1.
The season is over. Vick's time with the Birds is probably over as well. And Reid is pretty much done.
Maybe, for the rest of the season, fans can turn to Foles as the future of the franchise and the promise that better play will come down the road.