The Philadelphia Eagles defense plays well enough to win in Week 12, but their offense does nothing to help them out.
Well, that was frustrating. For the second consecutive week, a game that the Philadelphia Eagles played versus a superior opponent was there for the taking. For the second consecutive week, the defense made enough plays to keep their team in it. For the second consecutive week, the offense did nothing to help the cause.
So much for that Seattle Seahawks traveling to the East Coast thing. Heck, you saw the game. That one was brutal to watch.
Here are three reactions after this one. Here’s a promise. There will be no mention of that bad performance by Carson Wentz.
1. The defense has nothing to hang their heads about.
You’d think in a game where the defense generated two turnovers and six sacks, there would be enough extra opportunities for the Eagles offense to gain some traction. So much for that idea. Then again, if your team turns the ball over five times, it doesn’t matter.
2. Why has Greg Ward been on the practice squad again?
It’s hard to determine what the coaching staff has been thinking all season. During the preseason, everyone could see that Marken Michel and Greg Ward were both better than Mack Hollins, but Hollins won the roster spot because he contributed on special teams.
Greg Ward was promoted to the active roster on the eve of Philly’s Week 12 game, and after a six-catch performance that totaled 40 yards, he’s already eclipsed JJ Arcega-Whiteside‘s total for the season. He’s just four catches short of Hollins’ season total.
3. Pray for a Cowboys loss.
A Dallas Cowboys loss is needed now. If they topple the New England Patriots, they’ll hold a two-game lead in the NFC East. If they lose, Philly doesn’t lose any ground in the divisional standings. Pray for a loss if you’re a ‘Birds’ fan.