The Philadelphia Eagles struggle in Week 6 and Week 7.
The Philadelphia Eagles were expected to lose this game. They did, but not in the fashion you’d expect.
The defending Super Bowl Champions waltzed into Philly with a 4-1 record, and most people thought the Eagles wouldn’t stand a chance against them. With a 28-14 lead heading into the 4th quarter, the game appeared to be following its expected script; however, after a touchdown and a successful two-point conversion, the Eagles were down by only one score with six minutes left in the game and all of their timeouts at their disposal.
All they had to do was force a punt on the next drive and get the ball back. They wouldn’t be able to get it done.
Believe it or not, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers’ offense was held scoreless in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, Genard Avery’s taunting penalty on the final drive led to an automatic first down on the final drive. That signaled game over and a win for the Bucs. Grade: C+
Some people say that a loss is only as bad as the score indicates, but Philadelphia Eagles fans know that the score doesn’t show how brutal this defeat was. The Eagles came into Vegas with only two wins, while the Raiders had only two losses, so the Eagles were obvious underdogs, but after an impressive opening drive, Philly was throttled.
Raiders signal-caller Derek Carr had been putting up the best stats in his career to this point, and the Birds would only help his impressive season.
Vegas had seen Jon Gruden resign just two weeks earlier, but all hope was shattered by the time halftime rolled around. The Eagles got off to a 7-0 start, but then the Raiders scored thirty unanswered points over the next two quarters.
Philly scored 15 meaningless points in the fourth quarter once the Raiders relaxed, so don’t be fooled by the score. This game was never as close as it indicates Grade: F