The Philadelphia Eagles' Mentality

Ruchir PandyaCorrespondent INovember 9, 2009

SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 02:  Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles smiles as he leaves the field after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 26-7 on November 2, 2008 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Yes. That just happened. 

Against an inferior opponent that we all hate to death, the Philadelphia Eagles (with some serious help from the officials) gave away a game they should have won. 

A defense that prides itself on making big plays cracked with the game on the line (twice). Our sure-handed tight end dropped a sure-first-down. Our rookie running back ruined a screen that could have gone for a big gain. 

And the referees, who were looking for every opportunity to help the Cowboys, screwed us on the single-most obvious replay I have ever seen. 

Neither of McNabb's elbows were down until he was well past the beak. Nope. We have to make sure "America's team" wins. 

So, what does this mean?

The Eagles have to get angry. This team needs to have a chip on their shoulder. They need to hear everyone hyping this stupid Cowboys team and realize that they are an afterthought. They need to realize that they were robbed. They need to realize that the Cowboys had no business winning this game. 

The Eagles need to get a little Ray Lewis in them. 

They need to come out and dominate teams. Prove that teams like Dallas have no business being on the same field as them. Hit them in the mouth. Play smart football.  Run the ball with a passion. 

We have the toughest stretch of the season coming. It could break our season. But it can also make us as a team. Having things come easy has made us soft.

Eagles, the Cowboys beat you in your house. Get mad. Release that anger on Phillip Rivers, Matt Ryan, and every other quarterback that has the misfortune of facing this defense.

It's us against the world. And we are coming out on top.

The Eagles were embarrassed at home. No, it wasn't a blowout. But watching your arch-rival steal a game from you in your house while Cris Collinsworth verbally fellates them all game is embarrassing. Winners react by coming back twice as strong. Losers pack it in. 

Who are you, Eagles? Your move.