Shortly before kickoff of the Philadelphia Eagles' 38-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, smoke could be seen billowing from a car on fire in Parking Lot E at Lincoln Financial Field.
According to some speculative tweeters, the vehicle belonged to a Cowboys fan who had drummed up trouble with the wrong Philadelphians. Others wrote that it was simply sparked by hot charcoal in the wrong spot.
However, after watching the Eagles' fifth straight loss unfold inside the stadium, one couldn't help but wonder whether the pre-game flames were a larger metaphor for a team, a season and a head coach in Andy Reid that seem to be going down in a blaze of glory.
For exactly 7 minutes and 40 seconds on Sunday, the Eagles (3-6) appeared as though they knew what they were doing, as Philadelphia took the game-opening drive 80 yards down the field and jumped out to a 7-0 lead on an acrobatic touchdown catch by Riley Cooper.
But by the end of the first half, quarterback Michael Vic...