An impressive Philadelphia Eagles season ends with a huge thud.
Yikes. Reality set in very quickly, didn’t it? Despite the Eagles’ slim chances to win this game, many of the radio hosts, analysts, and fans had faith in Philadelphia’s ability to do what was seemingly unthinkable, dethrone Tom Brady.
There’s nothing like playoff football. It’s a different animal though. The Eagles’ young roster and young coaching staff learned that quickly.
Sure, it was fair to assume the Eagles would have a shot as they were competitive in the duel between these two teams earlier this season. Sure, the Eagles finally had their identity. Brady was sharp as he led impressive drives while Tampa Bay’s defense exposed Jalen Hurts’ weaknesses perfectly.
The vaunted Eagles rushing attack was held to 95 yards on the ground, partially because Philadelphia chose to abandon it. Here’s what’s interesting though. 73 of those 95 yards came on two plays: a Jalen Hurts scramble and a 34-yard dash by Boston Scott.
If anything, this was the wake-up call that the Eagles organization needed. They’ll need to get better this offseason as they won’t be able to continue to rely on easy schedules and matchups versus backup quarterbacks.
Heading into the offseason, there are holes on the team that must be filled. Hopefully, we’ll see them filled as we watch this team navigate its way through the offseason. Grade: F