November 26, 2007

Just Short

After a week in which the main debate in Philly was whether or not the Eagles would beat the spread of 25 and a half against New England on Sunday night, the Eagles played probably their best game of the year and even led in the fourth quarter- but still fell just short, losing 31-28 at Gillette Stadium. Like the Super Bowl between the teams three years ago, the Eagles lost by three points.

A.J. Feeley had an excellent game, despite three interceptions, in a night that may very well lead to Donovan McNabb's departure. A win would have been an upset on the level of Appalachan State over Michigan, but Philly will have to be content with a near-win, and status as one of six 5-6 teams in the NFC that are currently tied for the last playoff spot.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 26, 2007 06:34 AM

Steve, I'm not sure I'm with you on A.J. Feeley having an excellent game (unless you meant an excellent game for someone who couldn't even hold a job on the Dolphins). He threw an interception for a TD on the first play and a ridiculous interception to end the last meaningful drive. If McNabb had done this, he would be getting roasted (in fact, compare Feeley's stats to McNabb's stats in the Super Bowl for an example of this).

I agree that this game may well signal McNabb's departure, as Feeley made throws that McNabb no longer feels confident making, and it's clear that the offense works better when the QB is willing to make those tight throws. I just hope that A.J. isn't the guy who's going to replace him.

Posted by: Joe at November 26, 2007 10:43 AM
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