‘That’s the Final Time I’ll Choose the Eagles’ Says Emotional NFL Legend

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The Giants rumbled for 151 yards and three touchdowns to beat the Eagles 27-17 on Sunday.

The Eagles should be in first place within the dismal NFC East however followers are leaping off the bandwagon, together with one NFL legend. Howie Lengthy picked Philadelphia to beat New York previous to Sunday’s divisional showdown however he’s achieved with making “emotional picks.”

The Eagles (3-5-1) fell to the Giants 27-17 in Week 10 in one other lackluster effort. Everyone seems to be shedding endurance with a staff that carried Tremendous Bowl aspirations into the common season. 9 weeks into it, issues have gone south in a rush.

Lengthy, the well-known and revered commentator for FOX Sports activities, has authentic ties to the Philly space and has lengthy championed the Eagles. He performed his faculty soccer at close by Villanova and his son, Chris Lengthy, was helped the franchise elevate its first-ever Lombardi Trophy in 2018.

The goodwill is over. Finished. Lengthy declared “that’s the final time I’ll decide the Eagles” on the FOX Postgame Present as Michael Strahan rubbed his nostril in it. Strahan, in fact, spent 15 years as a member of the New York Giants and at all times sides with Massive Blue. He completed his profession with 141.5 sacks, with 21.5 of them coming towards Philadelphia.

Doug Pederson took the blame for the loss whereas pinning the dismal efficiency on too many penalties (11 for 74 yards) and failure to transform on third down (0-for-9). The Eagles journey to Cleveland subsequent week to tackle a red-hot Browns (6-3) staff. The top coach didn’t have any excuses for Sunday, particularly coming off a bye.

“I felt like the blokes had been able to go, I’m clearly disillusioned, that’s on me the best way we performed right now,” Pederson stated. “We’ve bought to cease taking pictures ourselves within the foot, that’s the underside line. All three phases had a hand on this loss right now, with penalties and that isn’t ok. There have been too many third-and-longs to beat.”

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Wentz: ‘I Hate Shedding and It Frustrates Me’

The Eagles weren’t taking the defeat calmly. Carson Wentz bought animated at his post-game press convention when a reporter requested him how he felt. The quarterback is normally calm, cool and picked up on the sector however he seemed visibly upset about a number of play-calls, particularly when Jalen Hurts subbed in for a failed run-pass possibility.

“It’s irritating. We’re not the place we wish to be,” Wentz instructed reporters. “Personally, I hate shedding and it frustrates me. I am going again and have a look at the tape as onerous as anyone and undergo with a fine-tooth comb and see, ‘The place can I get higher?’ As a staff, all of us do the identical factor. It’s irritating to be the place we’re at, however on the identical time, we’ve bought no alternative.”

Wentz completed 21-of-37 for 208 yards in what was arguably one in all his higher outings this yr. The Eagles quarterback didn’t commit a single giveaway — no interceptions or fumbles — though he was erratic on a number of throws and failed to attach with open receivers. Wentz was additionally sacked 3 times and couldn’t get on the identical web page with Jason Kelce who botched three snaps.

“We’ve bought no alternative however to bounce again,” Wentz stated. “We’ve bought one other good soccer staff forward of us subsequent week. We’re going to be taught from this one. We’re annoyed. We’re going to be taught from it and we’re going to return again and assault subsequent week.”

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