Eagles studs and duds following an embarrassing Wild Card loss

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The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2021-2022 season ends in a thud.

Well, that was bad. It might be a bit of a stretch to say that, when the oddsmakers in Las Vegas shortened the spread on the Philadelphia Eagles game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 9.5 points to seven, they were being generous, but none of us thought Philly’s season would end with a total-team collapse on Wild Card Weekend, right?

Even if you predicted the Eagles might win or they’d, at least, be in the game late, you had to have your doubts, but our worst fears were confirmed. We knew that this team beat bad quarterbacks. We knew that they were beaten soundly by better QBs (and better teams), but this loss by Philadelphia is a dose of truth serum followed by a chaser cloaked in reality.

This team has a long way to go before they can be seen as a serious contender in the National Football Conference. There wasn’t much to cheer about in this one, other than a Boston Scott touchdown dash late and a pass rush that got to Tom Brady fairly often, but it wasn’t enough.

It’s time to talk about mock drafts and free-agency theories now. This team has much to figure out during the offseason, but just one last time before we close the book on the 2021-2022 season, how about some studs and duds? Yes, we were able to actually hand out a few game balls.