In a day when the Detroit Lions edged out the Dallas Cowboys in thrilling fashion, the Eagles failed to take advantage of a golden opportunity. Chip Kelly’s Eagles have now scored a grand total of three offensive points in the last eight quarters, and they’ve been shut out in the first half for two straight weeks.
The Eagles are just 3-5 in a dreadful NFC East. Remarkably, they’re still just a game behind the Cowboys for first place in the division, and Philly does play an Oakland Raiders team next week that doesn’t pose too much of a threat. Then again, the Eagles don’t seem capable of beating any team but the Jacksonville Jaguars right now, and it’s still unknown who will start at quarterback for Week 9.
There wasn’t much to take away from today’s 60 minutes of inept football, but here are some observations.