Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/29/12
The Eagles were notoriously bad on Sunday as Andy Reid’s 13-0 record after the bye got utterly demolished by an Atlanta Falcons team that routed the Eagles, 30-17, in front of the home crowd. The leading receiver in yards for the Eagles was DeSean Jackson, who had 59 yards on five receptions, and the ground game was just as ineffective with the leading rusher, LeSean McCoy, finishing with 45 yards on 16 carries. It was the defense, however, that ultimately lost the game, and, considering the game was Todd Bowles’ trial-by-fire initiation as defensive coordinator, question marks — weighty question marks — surround the Eagles.Philadelphia, once again, came out to a slow start, allowing the Falcons to engineer a 16-play, 80-yard touchdown-scoring drive that chewed 8:44 off the clock to start the game. The Falcons should have been stopped on their 37-yard line during the play, but Jason Babin’s holding penalty allowed the 3rd-and-10 conversion. Afterwards, Matt Ryan’s arm and precision,...
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