Does anyone remember that Twilight Zone TV show? That's what this feels like. For the uninitiated, the Twilight Zone, week after week, offered stories of disturbing and/or unusual events. Raise your hand if any of this reminds you of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Yep! That's kind of what we thought...
We thought things couldn't get any worse than losing AT HOME to the Arizona Cardinals. We were wrong. The Birds, as road favorites, walked into MetLife Stadium and were embarrassed by the New York Giants.
Nothing has gone right as of late. Philly lost five of their final six games. On the season, they have scored more points than they have given up, but the margin isn't encouraging.
The Eagles have placed 433 points on the board this season. They have given up 428 points. And, here's something else we can't get off of our minds. MetLife Stadium continues to be a house of horrors for Jalen Hurts.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts continues to struggle when playing in MetLife Stadium.
Jalen Hurts continues to struggle at MetLife Stadium. He lost to the Giants there in 2021 and looked bad doing so. Earlier this season, in Week 6, he tossed one TD versus three interceptions during an embarrassing 20-14 loss to the New York Jets.
In that latter game, Jalen racked up a QBR of 54.3 while notching an embarrassing 59.5 quarterback rating. Yeah, it's almost as if he enters the Twilight Zone at times when Philly travels to New Jersey.
The Eagles' loss versus the hated New York Giants was hard to watch, but it was also costly. It didn't change much. We expected Philly would wind up as the fifth seed and travel to Florida to meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round. There's bad news to report though. There's minimal confidence about their chances.
Then, there are the injuries. A.J. Brown suffered a knee injury early in Week 18's game. Reed Blankenship suffered a groin injury. Cam Jurgens left this one early after suffering an injury to his eye. All finished this one as spectators.
Philly is guaranteed at least one postseason game. At this point, however, one has to ask himself or herself if it even matters at this point. There is minimal confidence that this Eagles team can beat anyone with the way it has performed as of late. A once-promising season has given way to pessimism.