Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/11/11
Well the Philadelphia Eagles did it again, this time in front of a national audience on Monday night against the Chicago Bears. For the seventh time this season, the Eagles entered the fourth quarter with the lead. However, the team was outscored 10-0 during the last 15 minutes of the game which lead to another Eagles demise. Of their seven fourth quarter leads Philadelphia has only come out with three victories. Why are these last 15 minutes of the game so deadly to this team? Most of the blame has been put on the defense and why not? How can a team consistently lose a lead in the fourth quarter game after game and do nothing about it? The team’s poor fourth quarter defense gives up too many yards and points. The offensive line coach made defensive coordinator, Juan Castillo, does not at all seem to be helping matters. He has been ridiculed all year for his wide nine defense and should continue to get ridiculed until he can be confident that his defense will finish out games. But the blame cannot fall entirely on the defense. According to washingtonpost.com, Michael Vick is second in the league in percent passes [...]
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