What Are Fans, Media Saying After Yet Another Eagles Primetime Loss?

Chris TrapassoAnalyst IDecember 14, 2012

Dec 13, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid walks off the field after the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lincoln Financial Field. The Bengals defeated the Eagles 34-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports
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The Philadelphia Eagles were disgraceful once again in prime time, blowing a 13-10 lead en route to a 34-13 loss in the most Eagles way possible. 

Three turnovers in three consecutive plays broke the game open in the third quarter, and the already sparse crowd in Lincoln Financial Field began to scatter. 

As has become the norm for this year's Eagles, a barrage of humiliating tweets were sent following another embarrassing loss. 

ESPN's Stats & Info reminded us that Philadelphia's futility is historic with this tweet:

Elias Says Thursday was the 1st time the Eagles lost by 21+ points in a home game they led at the half since 1947. es.pn/UFsJGb

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 14, 2012

That's what turnovers will do, I guess. 

Crazy how the Eagles have gone from Super Bowl contenders to an absolute abomination. 

After Thursday night's five-turnover monstrosity, Philly took the "lead" with 34 turnovers on the season, surpassing the Kansas City Chiefs' 33. CBS Sports' Clarke Judge may have just found the recipe for recent disaster for the Eagles:

When you dissect what happened to Eagles last two years start with this: They've had 72 turnovers in last 30 games.

— Clark Judge (@ClarkJudgeCBS) December 14, 2012

Yeah, I'd say that's been a problem—a major problem. Their turnover differential is minus 22 in 2012.

As you can probably imagine, fans weren't bashful in chiming in. This tweet from KorkedBats put everything in perspective regarding the Eagles this year:

Saying the Eagles are a train wreck would be an insult to train wrecks.

— Korked Bats (@korkedbats) December 14, 2012

OK, maybe not the most imaginative tweet in history, but at this point, an attempt at humor may be the best medicine for Eagles fans. 

To keep it positive, Marc Lombardi sent out this optimistic tweet that the next coach in Philadelphia will undoubtedly like:

Hey Eagles fans. Try not to focus on being the 28th worst team. Focus on having the 4th best draft spot instead. #PositivityForLosers

— Marc Lombardi (@marclombardi) December 14, 2012

Good news, right? A high-profile offensive lineman would help. 

This next tweet...boy, John Burns is ticked about 2011 free-agent acquisition Nnamdi Asomugha, let's just say that:

Nnandi Asomugha is garbage. Does not even deserve to be in the league. Worst signing in Eagles history. Cut this man.

— John Burns (@JohnBurns_MLB) December 9, 2012

Has Asomugha been a major disappointment for the Eagles? Sure. But is he of NFL caliber? Certainly. There's a chance Philadelphia will cut ties with him, but who's the replacement at corner?

Justin Bell simply felt disgraced to be a football fan after the season's final Thursday night game.

Eagles are a disgrace right now. I'm offended as a football fanatic by the way these grown men getting paid are playing the game lol.

— Justin Bell (@JustinCBell) December 14, 2012

Can't blame him, really. 

Last and most definitely not least, Eric Evans gave his a succinct opinion on head coach Andy Reid:

No it's not RT @365fantasyfballHard to fire Andy Reid mid season with all he has given the Eagles over the past 10+ years.

— Eric Evans (@EvansEric10) December 14, 2012

That's an opinion one has to think many Eagles fans would agree with right now.

Lots of changes upcoming in Philadelphia.