Prior to the start of the season, many figured the Philadelphia Eagles would be solidifying their playoff position with their Week 10 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals in Kevin Kolb's return to Lincoln Financial Field.
Neither of those possible storylines are looking too realistic anymore.
After being dealt a major blow to their playoff hopes last week, the Eagles try to bounce back Sunday against the Cardinals, who might be without Kolb for a second straight game.
Considered one of the preseason favorites to reach the Super Bowl, Philadelphia (3-5) likely needs to go on an epic run to simply make the playoffs. The Eagles are three games back of NFC East-leading New York and not in good position to snag a wild-card berth, having already lost to Atlanta and Chicago.
"We put ourselves in this situation and in this hole," running back LeSean McCoy said after Monday night's 30-24 home loss to the Bears. "Each game is critical to us and we just need to approach them like that."