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The ending of Sunday’s game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins, the final home game of an awful season for the Birds, was a good analogy for the frustration of the entire year.
Nick Foles, trying to orchestrate a game-tying drive, found new tight end Evan Moore near the goal line only for Moore to drop the pass with 11 seconds left in the game. For what would be the final play, Foles threw an incompletion that was ruled an illegal forward pass, thereby ending the game.
And so it went, with the Redskins winning 27-20 and on the cusp of winning the NFC East. Which left the Eagles to sink even further into meaninglessness, falling to 4-11.
If the Eagles were trying to put on a good show for Andy Reid’s final home game or attempting to play the spoiler, they failed at both tasks. But sadly, while we may have hoped for a different outcome, we didn’t really expect it.
There were some high points, certainly. Foles’ 27-yard touchdow...