Eagles' Losing Streak Hits Seven Games

The Philadelphia Eagles fumble away game to Carolina Panthers to extend their losing streak to seven games.

Fumbles and penalties.

It's hard to win football games when your team can't hang on to the ball. And the Philadelphia Eagles did just that, fumbling three times and losing to the Carolina Panthers in front of a national audience on Monday Night Football.

The 30-22 loss is the seventh straight for the Eagles, who continued to stumble in turning over the football and making mistakes that killed drives and fueled the Panthers to victory.

Rookie Bryce Brown looked exciting in running for more than 140 yards as the replacement for LeSean McCoy, who was out with a concussion.

Brown also coughed up the football twice, giving the Panthers the chance to put points on the board.

Carolina QB Cam Newton, making his MNF debut, rushed for two scores and tossed two passes for TDs.

Those two passes were to two wide-open receivers.

The Birds defense once again did absolutely nothing. In fact, at one stage late in the game, the Birds D had three straight offsides calls.

It was hard enough playing without McCoy and Michael Vick, but the Birds lost wideout DeSean Jackson to injury early.

QB Nick Foles did nothing to impress in his second-start filling in for Vick. While he called some nice audibles, Foles' passes never hit their targets. Many were behind the receivers.

The Birds started the game strong on their first drive, but then stumbled once again in the Red Zone, settling for a field goal.

Brown had several big runs, including a 65-yard sidelines gallop where he blew through and by the Panthers defense, but he fumbled twice in the second half.

It looked like rookie Brandon Boykin might break one on a kick return, but he also fumbled, which basically sealed the deal for the Panthers.

Jon Gruden called this game. Here's hoping he calls games from the Birds sidelines as coach next year.

So now the Eagles are 3-8. They need to win their last five to get to .500, something which they achieved last year by winning their final four.

Next up is the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, another national televised game, and another chance for the Birds to show the country just how bad a football team they really are.

1 November 27, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Don't worry Con-Vick will be broke again within 5 years of leaving the NFL which will be around 2014 after he suckers one more foolish into signing him after he is cut by the Eagles in January.
Maryann Campling November 28, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Can you say......KARMA?!
marty smith November 28, 2012 at 10:57 AM
This whole Eagles mess? reminds me of the movie "Slap Shot" with Paul Neuman. Even the script is the same???
kevin November 28, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Classic eagles fan ignorance. Andy Reid is a major reason why you feel entitled to win due to his performance over the last 14 years. So how do you appriciate him? Gloss over his personal struggles (caused by his devotion to this team over his own family) and wish him ill will. That kind of knee-jerk reactionary fan is the worst, and you get what you deserve from your team.
frank ciliberti November 30, 2012 at 06:45 PM
We do tend to kick the coach when he's down, but it comes under, " What have you done for me lately". Foles needs experience and a better front line. Let's hope Chucky can come a get them back to a great team. Meanwhile root for Pittsburgh, the other Pa team.


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