The Philadelphia Eagles have officially fallen back down to earth after a nightmare of a loss to the Arizona Cardinals, falling 27-6. The Eagles were outcoached, outhustled and were easily outplayed physically for four quarters.
The good news for Philadelphia is that they are still 3-0. The bad news is that this was a really embarrassing loss heading into a big divisional showdown with the New York Giants next Sunday night.
The game really changed when the Eagles had the ball inside the Cardinals 1-yard line with six seconds left. Instead of settling for a field goal or looking for a quick pass, Vick held the ball too long, was hit from behind and watched as James Sanders recovered the football for a 93-yard scoop and score. Instead of going into the half down 17-3, they went in with a 24-0 deficit.
Turnovers and a lack of balance on offense killed this team once again. The good news for the Eagles is that you can only lose once in a week. As bad as this game was, the Eagles only fall to 2-1. How they bounce back next week will make or break their season.