Eagles-Panthers Recap: Drops Doom Birds In Loss

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Oct 25, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (7) gets sacked by Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen (69) during the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Carolina defeated Philadelphia 27-16. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Post-Game Analysis:

This was a tough one to watch. The Eagles committed at least a half dozen drops, rarely allowing the offense to get into any rhythm. Sam Bradford played relatively well against a good defense but really didn’t get very much help at all. The play calling was suspect at points, particularly on the key 3rd down play where, despite calling a timeout to reflect on the call, Kelly ran a screen to Josh Huff on the perimeter.

Speaking of the perimeter, screens and perimeter runs were completely ineffective all day, making it all the more perplexing as to why calls continued to go there.

The Eagles were thoroughly dominated in the run game for the first time in a long time, as Johnathan Stewart continually fell forward and broke off a number of big runs. To make matters worse, Cam was characteristically stellar on many of his throws consistently threading the needle.

The Eagles defense came up with some huge plays, but the team in general just never really got going. On a related note, It’d be nice to see Ryan Mathews get some more carries going forward. He’s clearly got the better lateral agility, and It’s painful watching Murray run to the outside by comparison.

It’s a tough loss, but the Eagles have 2 weeks to get ready for their week 9 bout with Dallas. Falling to 3-4, the scary thing is the Eagles are still only 1 game out of 1st place, and firmly in the battle for the NFC East.

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