Even if you were unable to attend Week 17's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals, you can hear the boos reigning down from the fans at Lincoln Financial Field. You can hear them in the Delaware Valley. You can hear them if you're a Birds fan living on the other side of the country.
We regret to inform you that the 'Jonathan Gannon Bowl' or the 'Jonathan Gannon Revenge Game' or whatever you want to call it went the way of the Arizona Cardinals.
We're just as shocked as you are. We haven't resigned ourselves to giving up, but sheesh... We won't lie. It's tough to avoid thinking about it.
As you might imagine, the feedback following this loss has been ugly.
National and local media reacts to the Eagles loss versus the Cardinals.
Here's the bad news. The Eagles can't catch the San Francisco 49ers now. That top seed in the postseason is out of the window. Now, we have to hope the Eagles win their finale versus the New York Giants AND the Dallas Cowboys lose in Week 18.
Winning the NFC East now isn't impossible, but at the same time, few care about that now. This loss is going to sting for a while.
Against our better judgment, we checked out a few social media feeds. Fear not. We weeded out the NSFW stuff, but even still, as you might imagine, the fans aren't happy. Neither is the local media. Here's some of what the local and national guys had to say after this one.
Well... We can't leave JAKIB Sports' Pond Lehocky Postgame Show out of the discussion, can we?
That's it from Philadelphia. A once-promising season feels like it's headed towards a collapse. Again, it's too early to lose hope, but the light is flickering.