The Philadelphia Eagles (4-7) hosted the New England Patriots (8-3) in a rematch of the 2005 Super Bowl, a game that New England won. The result of this Sunday’s game didn’t change too much, as the Patriots and Tom Brady were able to blow out the Eagles in front of their home crowd 38-20. Michael Vick was deactivated for the second consecutive week with broken ribs, and the starting job was handed to Vince Young. Although Philadelphia’s offense could have scored more points, the real loss came on the defensive side of the ball. The Eagles defense looked confused, lost, and hopeless as Brady and the Pats’ running back tore apart Philadelphia.
Here are five reasons Philadelphia lost the game:
5. The Defense Was Beyond Terrible
There are few words that can sum up Philadelphia’s terrible defense. No matter what New England threw at them, it was a success. It seemed on every single one of Brady’s drop backs he found one of his receivers open downfield. Sadly, the best performance from Philly’s defense happened when New England’s receivers dropped a pass. But aside from Brady, the trio of New England running backs had absolutely no trouble running the ball.
Juan Castillo’s defense failed. Nothing new this season.
4. LeSean McCoy Didn’t Get The Ball
It is puzzling how LeSean McCoy is the Eagles best offensive weapon, and yet, he never gets the ball. McCoy finished the game with a grand total of 10 touches. On those 10 attempts, he was able to 31 yards and a touchdown. Despite not having a starting quarterback in the game, the Eagles elected not to utilize him against a miserable Patriots’ defense. This was a sure-fire way to keep the offense rolling, but for some reason Philly iced him out of the game entirely.
Click HERE to read the rest at EaglesGab