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Philadelphia Eagles An Embarrassment

The Washington Football Team needed to beat the Philadelphia Eagles to win the NFC East. Admittedly, the Eagles had nothing to play for except pride and professionalism.

The Eagles players upheld their end of the bargain playing hard and keeping the game within a field goal entering the fourth quarter.

That’s when Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson brought in Nate Sudfeld, a player Cris Collinsworth kept saying the Eagles wanted to get a look at in this game. Apparently, Pederson felt compelled to play a QB in a tight game with playoff implications he had inactive 14/16 weeks.

Sudfeld is a 27 year old QB who threw exactly two passes over the past three seasons. In his five year career, he’s played in four out of a possible 80 games.

It should come as no surprise Sudfeld wasn’t just bad. No, he was completely non-competitive. You’d have more faith in Tim Tebow being up at the plate against Mariano Rivera with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.

Actually, Tebow probably would’ve had better odds.

Make no mistake, the Eagles well knew Sudfeld was going to be this bad, and they put him in intentionally. They did it for the same reason they didn’t call time outs in front of the two minute warning when Washington had third and long.

The Eagles simply had zero intention of winning this game. They wanted to lose, and when their players got too close to winning, the team did what they had to do to throw the game.

The Eagles did this so they’d move up in the draft. Due to their malfeasance, they were rewarded by moving up three spots in the draft. Instead of picking ninth, they now draft sixth.

So congratulations to them and to the NFL for incentivizing losing. They embarrassed their league, and they made a mockery of all professional sports competition. This wasn’t a tank. It was a dive.

In short, the Eagles are an embarrassment.

7 thoughts on “Philadelphia Eagles An Embarrassment”

  1. John Johnson says:

    The Eagles should be ashamed of themselves. That was the most disgusting display of bad sportsmanship since they pelted Santa with ice balls. This will not be forgotten!!! #onemorereasontohatephilly

  2. TheGhostofKelenic says:

    Agreed. Losing = winning via draft order. If you fail to make the playoffs you should then be in a lottery with other non playoffs teams for picks. The losers shouldn’t fight to lose in order to win a prize.

  3. Rich says:

    When you are 6-10 you have no business feeling screwed. They stole an election this is nothing.

  4. HarryDoyle says:

    Remaining games for teams eliminated from playoffs are nothing more than preseason games for the next season. If Hurts tore his ACL in the 4th quarter, people would be irate.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      No one anywhere would have been irate about Hurts getting injured.

  5. HarryDoyle says:

    You’re saying Eagles fans wouldn’t be pissed if Hurts was seriously injured in 4th quarter of a meaningless game? Okay.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      No, no sane Eagles fan would’ve been up in arms if the rookie QB was hurt in the fourth quarter of a close game.

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