Eagles Hit New Low After Embarrassing Loss to Seattle

WesAnalyst IDecember 1, 2011

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 1: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks scores as he out runs Asante Samuel #22 of the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field December 1, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Getty Images)
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It seems like every loss in 2011 is the worst of the year for Andy Reid and the Eagles.

We thought blowing fourth-quarter leads to the Falcons, Giants and 49ers in consecutive weeks marked the lowest point.

About one month later, the Eagles dropped back-to-back home games in which they they held the lead against Chicago and Arizona.

OK, that was it. Nothing was going to submarine the Eagles even lower.

Enter New England.

Bill Belichick and the Patriots exposed every one of Reid's flaws and somehow caused a franchise with no Super Bowl wins to sink further into the depths of despair.

The good news was, the Eagles had several winnable games left on the schedule and a chance to show some pride and professionalism. Both of those went out the window along with a win and possibly Reid's job following a 31-14 loss to Seattle Thursday night.

You would think getting embarrassed by Tarvaris Jackson would be rock bottom. But it's highly unlikely this team has reached that point.

Don't act shocked, either. It was only one year ago that the Eagles had extra time to prepare for a home game against Joe Webb and the Vikings. So why do we think they would play well on a short week against Jackson and the Seahawks?

Right now, it feels like the Colts could pick up their first and only win with a trip to friendly confines of Lincoln Financial Field.

The offense looks like it's being led by Doug Pederson instead of someone who is constantly called a "winner" because of his record. Those people probably never wanted to figure out why Vince Young had a winning record and enjoy lying to themselves for the sake of fandom.

On the other side of the ball, the defense probably couldn't stop Donovan McNabb.

The wheels are officially off the wagon, and hopefully, that means Reid's time in Philadelphia is over. I'm not sure if anyone can take much more of this, including owner Jeffrey Lurie.