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The Philadelphia Eagles have lost three consecutive conference games, as their defense has fallen apart in each of the fourth quarters.
The team changed starting linebackers for Week 4. They have made changes along the offensive line and defensive line for Week 5. But what they need most is a change in attitude.
Someone on the defense has to step up as a leader. Without a Dawkins-like or Trotter-type take-charge player, the defense seems to be a group all looking around for someone else to make a big play.
If the Eagles can beat the Buffalo Bills this week, beat the Washington Redskins next week and limp into the break with a 3-3 record, they might have a shot at recovering and making a late-season surge.
A loss this week will have the fans at Lincoln Field chanting, "Let's Go, Flyers!" by early November, and possibly Juan Castillo or Andy Reid looking for a new job.