Oh, Philadelphia Eagles fans. We didn’t even get a week to enjoy a win. We endure more than two winless months, and then the victory that finally breaks the skid lasts for a mere four days.
The final Thursday night game of the NFL season saw a strong performance from the Eagles defense that was wasted by carelessness in the other phases of the game. Specifically, the Birds made five turnovers that the Bengals turned into 31 points on the scoreboard, with Philadelphia wasting away a 13-10 lead it took into halftime to lose the game 34-13.
Sadly, Jeremy Maclin’s fumble in the second play of the game should have told us how the story would ultimately end. Kansas City led the league in turnovers at the start of the game but no more. The title now solely belongs to the Eagles, who have committed 34 this season.
In a horrific series of events in the second half, the Birds managed to give the ball back to the Bengals four times in five consecutive plays. Foles threw an interception,...