The Philadelphia Eagles snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against the Falcons on Sunday night, losing 35-31. The Eagles played well but still have some big problems to resolve.
The Eagles’ performance last night was a virtual roller-coaster. They looked absolutely dominant for a few stretches but then showed maddening lapses for stretches, mainly on defense.
At one point I thought the Eagles were going to turn the game into a rout. But then some familiar things happened. Some of the same old problems reared their ugly heads again.
Overall, there were many positives and negatives to take from the game. But here’s a look at the five biggest problems that led to their Week 2 loss in a game they should have won…
1. The Run Defense
I feel like I’m starting to sound like a broken record. The run defense seems to always come up on the “biggest problems” list.
Michael Turner’s first two runs went for a total of 23 yards. Maybe I’m impatient but I was already shaking my head four