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See. There really is someone named John Skelton.
The NFL has become the NBA.
No lead is safe and almost every team goes on some sort of run before the game is decided in the final minutes.
Does that mean fans have to tolerate five fourth-quarter comebacks?
The first comeback came against Atlanta.
Let's be generous and give him a pass. Atlanta's offense is dangerous in the Georgia Dome, and Michael Vick didn't play late in the fourth quarter.
The next two, against the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, were a disgrace.
The Giants offense was decimated with injuries, and the 49ers were led by Alex Smith. Neither team should rally against your defense.
Castillo appeared to turn the corner against the Dallas Cowboys in late October. It had fans thinking this new guy has it figured out.
The next week Chicago rallied in the fourth quarter.
Despite all of the embarrassing games, Castillo was given another chance to make things right. And, he didn't have to wait long for his shot at redemption.
The week after coughing up the lead to the Bears, Castillo and the Eagles held a 14-7 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Arizona scored 14 points and handed the Eagles their worst defeat of the season.
It wasn't that the Eagles lost to Arizona. It was that they lost to John Skelton.
If you need a reason for why that loss was terrible just ask yourself, "Who John Skelton is." Those who know him, understand the point. And those who don't know him: Exactly.
The Eagles can't possibly risk fourth-quarter turmoil next year.