Happy Thanksgiving: Philadelphia Eagles Roasted By Lions


The Philadelphia Eagles were just roasted on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is such a beautiful time of year. We have our friends, our family, turkey, stuffing, gravy and countless memories to enjoy with our loved ones.

Oh, and let’s not forget about watching the Philadelphia Eagles lose football games. That’s always fun!

The Eagles were embarrassed by the Detroit Lions 45-14 Thursday and, for the second straight week, Eagles fans are left wondering why they continue to root for such a miserably absentminded football team that was somehow considered Super Bowl favorites in the preseason.

Let’s start with the negatives, which there are a ton of.

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Mark Sanchez is awful

Is he getting any help from the guys around him? No, but that does not excuse his mediocre play. He’s inaccurate, completely unaware of what’s going on around him and, frankly, just isn’t suited to play in the Eagles’ offense. Sam Bradford cannot come back soon enough. But let’s talk about the Eagles’ offensive line now, shall we?

The offensive line is horrendous

Even though Sanchez isn’t very good to begin with, it certainly isn’t ideal that he was constantly being pressured by the Lions’ defense. Philadelphia’s offensive line is terrible and even with players like Jason Peters, Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce on the roster, they have not been playing like themselves, resulting in unwatchable performances from what used to be one of the NFL’s offensive powerhouses. But who am I kidding? That’s when the Eagles had players like DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin. This is a much different, less talented team now.

This team is dropping like flies

Jason Peters left the game with a leg injury sustained in the first half and cornerback Nolan Carroll was carted off the field with a broken ankle. And let’s not forget about the nagging injuries that have plagued Mychal Kendricks, Kiko Alonso, and DeMeco Ryans this season. Obviously, it’s hard to avoid a serious injury like what Carroll is unlucky enough to have to be dealing with, but you’d think a team with its very own sports science program along with its nutritious, all-natural super smoothies would be able to keep its players healthier. Well, that certainly hasn’t happened.

Chip Kelly is incompetent

After going into the half down 24-7, Chip told FOX reporter Erin Andrews that his “hands are tied” and was unable to get rookie corner Eric Rowe any help when covering Calvin Johnson following the injury to Carroll.

This is the head coach of an NFL team and his “hands are tied?” Unacceptable.

All season, Chip has been unable to make the proper adjustments throughout games to put his team in the best position to win games.

And let’s not forget the things that Chip has done to get the Eagles to this point. He was given full reign of the Eagles’ personnel moves and, frankly, has taken what was a semi-decent team in 2014 and transformed it into what could very well be one of the NFL’s worst teams in 2015. Chip has done nothing but regress since joining the Eagles in 2013 and I am officially stating here and now that it may be time for Philadelphia to move on from this experiment.

But all kidding aside, if there’s one thing to be happy about after this despicably bad performance, it’s the fact that it’s Thanksgiving. This day only comes once a year and it’s important to keep in mind the things that actually matter; friends, family and the luxury of being able to spend time with those special people. Football is a big part of this day, but it really is just a microcosm of what really matters on this day of thanks.

Happy Turkey Day, ladies and gents.