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Philadelphia Eagles Lose Vick, Lose Game, Lose Season

Philadelphia Eagles fall to rival Dallas Cowboys to put the season on the brink.

Five straight losses. And one against an NFC East rival.

If that doesn't spell doom and gloom -- as the title of the new Rolling Stones song states -- for the Philadelphia Eagles' season, then a 3-6 record certainly does.

With Michael Vick knocked out by a concussion and the Eagles season pretty much over, the Nick Foles era has begun in Philadelphia.

The Birds showed some promise early on in grabbing a 17-10 lead, but turnovers had the Eagles falling to the Dallas Cowboys, 38-23.

The Cowboys scored touchdowns on a punt return, an interception and a fumble recovery in the end zone, all in a short span to clip the Birds.

Foles looked good at times, keeping his composure in his first NFL game and even firing a 53-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin. But he hadn't gotten any snaps in practice and therefore wasn't in his preseason form.

Now that Vick is hurt and the Birds are cooked before Thanksgiving, Foles should get plenty of reps -- and hopefully plenty of starts.

Coach Andy Reid's tenure, after 14 years, looks like it's over. So it's best for the organization to determine whether Foles is the team's quarterback of the future or whether the team should make a draft pick for a starter like it did taking Donovan McNabb with the second pick in the draft years ago.

It's hard to talk much about the game. This was another must game that turned out to be a big loss and probably the final nail in the Birds' coffin.

There's really not much to say. The defense didn't get the job done, with some terrible tackling once again. The team did get two consecutive sacks but those are as rare these days as spotting Haley's Comet.

It's hard to think about next year before Thanksgiving. And it's even harder to think that the Eagles were once 3-1.

The season is over. Vick's time with the Birds is probably over as well. And Reid is pretty much done.

Maybe, for the rest of the season, fans can turn to Foles as the future of the franchise and the promise that better play will come down the road.

slyfox November 12, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Lose lose lose! Great news! Made my day! Toss Vick and you will again be a great team. You need to lose the loser. Peace.
slyfox November 12, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Good for you Maryann. However, put your donations to better use and donate to your *local* shelters - Not someplace that dollars are put to administrative salaries, just as the Humane Society of the US does. Be careful that you are certain that *all* the dollars you give are to help the animals, not to someone's paycheck. Peace.
frank ciliberti November 12, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I hope you're right marty. It's time for Chucky. He'll bring this team back like Vermeil did. Let's all pray with marty.
Maryann Campling November 12, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Hi Slyfox: I am with you on this one. I am a huge supporter of the CC Animal Shelter, Almost Home, both shelters on Voorhees, Oasis, etc. (can you guess, animals are a great part of my life, and also my business) My commitment to Best Friends is because they took in and rehabbed many of the dogs that Vick and his cohorts tortured. I've always believed in "you reap what you sow." I think that Vick is finally getting his due. Peace
marty smith November 13, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Well said,,, BRAVO

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