Think back to December 1st, 2011, right after the Philadelphia Eagles took a beating at the hands of the hapless Seattle Seahawks, 31-14. Do you remember how you felt?
I do, and the two best words I can use to describe it without turning this into a profanity-laced tirade are angry and disgusted.
That was the Eagles’ fourth loss in a span of five games to drop their record to 4-8 on the year. For all intents and purposes, the season was over.
However, they were still “mathematically” alive in the playoff race. And thanks to a weak year by the rest of the NFC East, the Eagles were still in the race until Week 16 when the Jets failed to beat the Giants.
Even though my heart allowed me to get sucked back into thinking the Eagles would miraculously make the playoffs, my head knew it was never going to happen. There were too many problems and the team just wasn’t playing well enough.
After dropping to 4-8, my head and heart were in a battle for the final month of the season.