Philadelphia Eagles: Ranking their top 4 collapses of Doug Pederson’s era

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54. . . . Week 7 of 2018 versus Carolina. 2. player

The Philadelphia Eagles give up 21 points in the fourth quarter.

This one might be a tad worse than Philly’s most recent loss to a Ron Rivera-led team. Gosh, wasn’t Rivera an Eagle at one point?

This one also stings in the sense that, just like in Week 1 of 2020’s game, Philly was in complete control against a team that had no life. That is until the ‘Birds’ decided to give them some.

Leading 17-0 in the fourth quarter, the Eagles’ offense and defense decided to take the final 14 minutes of this game off. The Carolina Panthers rallied. Cam Newton threw three touchdowns on three straight possessions in the final stanza, and Philly dropped this one by a score of 21-17. You had to see it to believe it.

. . . Week 13 of 2019 in Miami. 1. player. 54

This one could have wrecked the Philadelphia Eagles playoff hopes in 2019.

This isn’t just one of the worst losses of the Eagles era. It’s one of the worst losses in franchise history. Following two straight losses to the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, all Philly had to do was win their final five games of the season, and they’d be 10-6 and in the playoffs for the third straight season.

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The first game versus the Miami Dolphins was supposed to be the easiest one. Philadelphia lost that one by a tally of 37-23 after leading 10-0. Sure, Philly eventually got into the playoffs anyway, but this loss, one that came at the hands of a team that won five games and finished in the AFC East’s cellar in 2019, made that proposition more difficult than it needed to be. This one will be talked about forever.