Philadelphia, PA - Now they’ve really done it. The Philadelphia Eagles have been very inconsistent, and have at times been teasing the fans with some very good-looking wins, while at other times losing to teams they have no business losing to.
That’s not to discredit the Dolphins or their quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick channeled the Fitzmagic against the Eagles for the second straight year, this time to the tune of 365 yards passing and three touchdowns. DaVante Parker abused any Eagles corner that tried to cover him man-to-man and helped Miami score a season-high 37 points.
Offensively, the Eagles really were pretty good. Carson Wentz had over 300 yards, Alshon Jeffery enjoyed a fruitful return, and Miles Sanders played pretty well too. The offense did falter in the second half, and certainly that made a difference in the game, but I don’t think that’s the defining factor. Miami played loose and went for broke, and it really showed in the game. Quite simply, they just outplayed Philly.
Many people have seen this as the end of the line for the Eagles and their playoff hopes, but I really can’t say the same thing. There are still four games left on the year, and they’re still right on the Cowboy’s heels. With Dallas playing the Bears and the Rams in the upcoming weeks - two teams clinging to playoff hopes themselves - there’s definitely a chance that the Cowboys falter, especially given that they haven’t been in great form of late either.
I’m uneasy to say the Eagles have an easy schedule down the road, especially after last week, but I will say that the Monday night game against the Giants is winnable. New York has been struggling lately and if the Eagles can contain Saquon Barkley and play solid offense, I think they can pick up a win.
Final score: Eagles, 23. Giants, 10.
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