The Philadelphia Eagles played like absolute crap in a 53-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Their defense yielded nearly 500 total yards of offense while Mark Sanchez and the offense turned the ball over a whopping four times.
That’s not necessarily a recipe for success against the Packers at Lambeau.
And Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin knows this full well. The team’s No. 1 receiver had this to say about Philadelphia’s performance following the blowout loss (via CSN Philly).
It’s the National Football League man. The way we played today, it wouldn’t matter if we played Oakland, who hasn’t won a game yet — they would have beat the hell out of us too. We just didn’t play well.
“No disrespect to Green Bay. Great football team. They played great today. But the way we played today, we wouldn’t have beaten anybody.
With all due respect to the Raiders, they likely would have found a way to lose even with the Eagles playing some bad football. Oakland has lost 16 consecutive games, which is the fourth-longest streak in NFL history. I understand full well where Maclin was coming from, but maybe he should have ruffled some feathers in D.C. by using the Redskins as an example.
Maclin caught nine passes for just under 100 yards and a score in the loss. He was one of the only bright spots in an otherwise horrendous team effort. Now at 7-3 on the season, Philadelphia is tied with the Dallas Cowboys for first in the NFC East.
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