The Philadelphia Eagles headed into Week 10’s action against the hapless New York Giants coming off a bye and as winners of two consecutive games. The hope for Carson Wentz and Co. was that they’d be able to make a statement and take a stranglehold on the lackluster NFC East.
Almost from the get, that proved to be a false hope.
It was also a part of larger team-wide issues for the Eagles in the first half of their game against the 2-7 Giants on Sunday. Philadelphia found itself down 14-3 at the half. It was outgained, 218-135. Meanwhile, Wentz completed 9-of-17 passes for 94 yards. It continued major struggles from Wentz throughout the 2020 season.
Philadelphia Eagles blasted for pathetic first-half performance
As you might imagine, those watching the game from the confines of their homes were not about to let Wentz and the Eagles off the hook.
The reactions were plenty.
Boasting a 3-4-1 record heading into Sunday’s action, the Eagles find themselves in first place in the NFC East. However, the Giants can pull even in the win column with a victory despite boasting a 3-7 record. That tells us everything we need to know about just how miserable the NFC East is this season.
As for the Eagles, there’s a reason why the NFL is considering forcing the winner of this division to play a road game in the first round of the playoffs.
They just aren’t a good team. It’s that simple. One now has to wonder how long Doug Pederson is for the job in Philadelphia. I guess, it’s just wait and see on that front.