Philadelphia Eagles: 2020’s Five best and worst moments so far

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Here are a few memories that will make Philadelphia Eagles fans smile.

Perhaps Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said it best. ‘Into each life, some rain must fall’. It hasn’t just rained in Philadelphia (or anywhere else that they’ve been playing). It’s been a downpour. Believe it or not, there have been moments where Philly’s fans can smile though. Let’s end this on a high note.

1. Let’s start with those last two drives versus New York.

With 6:17 remaining in the fourth quarter of a wildly entertaining Thursday Night Football Game in Week 7, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones found Sterling Shepard in the end zone to give New York an 11-point late fourth-quarter lead.

Now, tell the truth. How many times have you gone to YouTube to watch the highlights of this one? Carson Wentz led a miraculous comeback to give Philly one of their more memorable wins if the rivalry, even if it isn’t in our top ten. Shame on you if you turned the television off early

2. Philly pulls the upset on Sunday Night Football. 

If you say that you thought the Eagles were going to walk into Levi’s Stadium on Sunday Night Football and deliver a beatdown to the reigning NFC Champions, the San Francisco 49ers, then you’re lying. You know it, and so does everybody else.

3. The ‘Birds’ show their mettle. They lose, but they show their mettle.

It’s hard to say the words ‘moral victory’ in the NFL with a straight face, but if there ever was one, you have to tip your hat to the Eagles for the way that they battled back versus the Ravens in Week 6. They lost, but they made their fans proud.

4. Philly finds a wide receiver.

Who knows what took this coaching so long to put Travis Fulgham on the field, but thank goodness they finally came to their senses. Fulgham has been balling since camp, but for some reason, the coaches chose to ignore him.

It’s hard to understand why. What are they looking at? There aren’t that many wide receivers at camp, but somehow, they didn’t know that Fulgham was better than JJ Arcega-Whiteside.

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5. Doug decides to punt.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson was criticized heavily for playing for the tie versus the Cincinnati Bengals, but that tie has been a big reason for Philly being in striking distance of a division title ever since.