You can typically count on Thursday Night Football to be an ugly affair, but the Philadelphia Eagles clearly caught the worse end of the short week this time around. After all, the Kansas City Chiefs came into their building and stole a 26-16 victory for head coach Andy Reid against his old team.
As sickening as it was for the Birds faithful to watch Big Red take that Gatorade shower on the sideline, that’s nothing compared to what went on between the white lines. The Eagles went easy on their opponent simply by virtue of being the sloppier, more mistake-prone football team.
It’s the second straight game Philly let slip through their finger tips, but this one stings worse. Of course there was the emotional aspect, yet there was also more of a feeling that the Eagles quite literally gave this game away more than their opponent beat them. That’s the way it went down at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday night though, and here’s why.