The Philadelphia Eagles came into Monday night in a must-win situation. The Eagles had a very beatable Chicago Bears team in town and were just one win away from getting back to a .500 record just four weeks after going 1-4 through Week 5, but they couldn't get the job done.
The Eagles did what they had great success with during Weeks 2 through 5. They turned the ball over, they got blown out against the run, DeSean Jackson became invisible and they failed to score in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles will most likely need to win seven of their last eight games in order to sneak into the playoffs as they will lose any tiebreaker against potential NFC wild-card teams, such as the Bears and the Atlanta Falcons.
The Eagles still have a favorable schedule left but will have to get through a tough two-game stretch starting in Week 11 when they face the Giants and the Patriots in back-to-back weeks. There is still a glimmer of hope left in Philadelphia, but after an incredibly disappointing loss at home on Monday Night Football, this is clearly a team hanging on by a thread.