Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse than the Philadelphia Eagles’ 17-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys last week, here come the New York Giants. The Birds’ 15-7 collapse at the hands of the G-men on Sunday was in many ways an even bigger disaster.
You could lay almost all of the blame for the setback against Dallas on Nick Foles, the signal-caller who was completely powerless to move the offense. This time around, though, one guy wasn’t the whole problem—yet if you had to point the finger, look no further than the top of the food chain.
Most of the observations from this loss are going to come back on Chip Kelly and the decisions the head coach made both on the sideline and during the week leading up to the game. As Andy Reid would say, Kelly needs do a better job of putting his players in a position to win the game.
It’s disconcerting for a franchise that just fired its coach during the offseason, but the man under the headset was among the chief issues on Sunday. We examine why and much more in this week’s takeaways.