While the title of this post may not come as a surprise to you, it is shocking to me. After a 13-13 tie (that's right folks: TIE) to the 1-8 Cincinnati Bengals, there is no question that this team is mediocre, and far from a team that should be even thinking of the "P" word, let alone the Super Bowl. Heck, if this was a college team, they'd be playing in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl. I picked this team to win twelve games. Now all I want is one more win.
Special News Bulletin: The NFL only plays one overtime, then the game is ruled a tie. According to Andy Reid, most NFL players don't know this. Donovan McNabb sure doesn't. He thought he would have another quarter to try to give the Eagles the win. Now, Reid is sticking up for McNabb by saying that most players don't know this rule. Really, that's why everyone watching the game (including those clowns on Fox) knew the game would end in a tie. Get in the game McNabb. But I guess it was too late. I mean after laughing off three interceptions, this may have been the smartest thing McNabb did all day: Come up with an excuse.
McNabb and Andy Reid need to take a hike. Andy Reid looks like he couldn't care less about the outcome of a game this season. What does he think this is a side job? He can't call a play to save his life. He barely gives the ball to the most talented man on the field, Brian Westbrook. He lets trusty, old McNabb air it all game. This may be an understatement, but it isn't working. McNabb is playing worse every game. But he laughs twice as much each game also. Throw an interception, laugh it off. The scene was repeated an uncomfortable amount of times yesterday. If you throw three interceptions, can you at least put your head down.
Attention Andy Reid: You only get three time outs a half. This timeouts you like to use early in the half are not redeemed later in the half. There is a limit. Don't use a timeout when there was a stoppage in play a few seconds before.
The Eagles play down (or up, occasionally) to the team that they are playing. They hang 31 points on the tough Giants D, only to put up 13 against the weak Cincinnati Bengals. I truly think that if the Eagles played Temple University, it would be a competitive game (that is, only if Kevin Kolb is playing).
Say goodbye to the Eagles playoff hopes. It was stupid to even have hopes for this pitiful team in the first place.