The Eagles tried to play the role of spoiler last week against Washington, but came up just short of sending the game to overtime in the closing seconds of a 27-20 loss. They now have the chance to march into MetLife Stadium this Sunday and knock the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants out of the playoffs as seven-point underdogs on the road.
No matter what happens this Sunday there are a few things that are painfully obvious to every Eagles fan. First, our beloved Birds are in line to finish with their worst record since 1998 when they went 3-13 under the guidance of Ray Rhodes as head coach. Next, Andy Reid, who happens to be the all-time winningest coach in franchise history and the NFL's longest tenured head coach with the same team, should be fired some time early next week. Finally, Michael Vick is slated to get the start for an injured Nick Foles in what will most likely be his last game in Eagles’ green.
This offseason will bring a sea of change to this franchise, but if Jeff Lurie is able to land the right guy as his new head coach, Philadelphia clearly has enough talent on both sides of the ball to turn things around in a hurry. Every single player on the current roster will be auditioning for his job this Sunday and they would love nothing better than being the ones that denied the Giants a chance to defend their title.
I am not convinced that the Birds can actually win this game as that would not be a fitting end to a season where anything and everything has gone wrong. What I do see is another valiant effort that is derailed by untimely penalties, blow coverage’s and a few costly turnovers that result in a three or four point loss.
Below is a link to my final Eagles’ preview and prediction for this season in what has been an ongoing series for Doc’s Sports Services. My overall performance trying to figure out what this team was going to do each week was pretty bad to say the least. However, if I hit on this Sunday’s play it would be my third correct pick in a row, which might be just enough to save my job for at least one more season.
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