Originally written on Philly Sports Muse  |  Last updated 11/12/12
A tough hit, a tough loss. Image via the Philadelphia Eagles. With each successive loss, hope for this Philadelphia Eagles team was harder and harder to come by. Five straight losses, the most in Andy Reid’s tenure in Philadelphia. The last time the Birds saw a win was on September 30—the non-playoff Phillies saw a win more recently than Philly’s football team. Perhaps more disturbing, there were no signs of improvement anywhere on the squad. You know the talent is there, but the hope of putting it together in a meaningful way? Gone. Then came just the slightest glimmer of hope on Sunday in the form of the implosion of the New York Giants against the Cincinnati Bengals, which resulted in a 31-13 loss for the current NFC East leader. Suddenly, if the Eagles could somehow pull out a win they would still have a shot in the division. There was hope in the first Philadelphia drive of the season that resulted in a touchdown, with a one-handed, 2-yard beauty caught by Riley Cooper to take ...
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