This season for the Philadelphia Eagles ended exactly the way virtually every season under Andy Reid's 12-year tenure has ended: a gut-wrenching, heartbreaking loss in the playoffs leaving Eagles fans to once again wait for next year.
Losing is never easy but losing in the playoffs is even worse. Andy Reid has lost 73 regular-season games in a dozen seasons under the helm of the Eagles—actually a remarkably low total compared to league average—plus nine more in the playoffs.
That's 82 times I felt my heart being ripped out and torn to pieces. To anyone who says football is just a game, you're not a fan.
I compiled a list of the 25 most painful losses of the Andy Reid era. The higher the stakes of the game, the more difficult the loss was to handle. Injuries to key players made it worse. Fourth quarter losses were given special consideration. And any loss to the Cowboys or the Giants—well that's as bad as it gets.