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Philadelphia Eagles Losing Streak Hits Eight Games

Bryce Brown fumble late in game sinks Philadelphia Eagles against Dallas Cowboys.

A win looked possible.

And then, late in the fourth quarter Sunday night, the wings fell off the Philadelphia Eagles once again.

Rookies Nick Foles and Bryce Brown put up impressive numbers, but Brown coughed up another fumble that sealed victory for the Dallas Cowboys as the Birds fell 38-33.

The Birds made it close at the end with a nifty punt return TD by another rookie, Demaris Johnson.

The Birds secondary once again looked like swiss cheese as Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo was able to thread through it, slipping passes easily through to Dez Bryant and tight end Jason Witten several times in the middle of the field for big plays.

While the pass rush was much better and there was some pressure, there were more missed tackles and easy completions. The defense once again gave up a ton of points. It's now six straight games of giving up 20 or more points.

The entire secondary needs to be replaced next year.

And then a turnover clipped the Birds again.

Brown, who had another impressive rushing game filing in for the injured LeSean McCoy, lost a ball that Dallas returned for a touchdown.

Led by the two rookies, the Eagles scored their most points in one game this season. The offense looked sound behind Brown and Foles and the offensive line held together, opening holes for Brown and keeping Foles from taking the pounding that Michael Vick received every game.

Foles played his best game of the season.

Foles' passes were sharp and crisp, there were no late throws -- and no mistakes.

Foles was impressive and poised. In his third start, maybe the game was slowing down enough and he was getting comfortable enough to take his time.

Of course, it doesnt hurt having Brown in the backfield.

Brown sparkled once again, hitting holes for 169 yards and two touchdowns.

The Birds came to play Sunday, and for the most part, the effort was there. Unfortunately, the results weren't.

Eight straight losses. Luckily, this season ends soon.

I Lived Here for 25 Years & Finally Moved Out December 03, 2012 at 01:41 PM
If you haven't watched this YouTube parody of Andy then do it! It is clever, funny and entertaining...3 minutes, but you'll play it over & over because it's so good. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z447qc4ZRRA
Bill Sams December 03, 2012 at 02:18 PM
One Thing for sure, There isn't more that can bring down the Eagles, Oh yes one big issue, Vick could return next week. AUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!
Susan Koomar December 03, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Charlie D - Love the YouTube link! Thanks for sharing!
Carl Strye December 03, 2012 at 03:36 PM
The only positive thing coming out of this losing streak is a better draft pick.The season is over. I wish Hockey was in season now, it would take the sting out the pain we are all suffering.
Kathleen Reidy December 03, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Karma and poetic justice for a team that took on a sociopathic dog killer and a hypocritcal owner that chose greed over morals and ethics. Lurie professed to be a huge animal rights advocate and dog lover. Seems like he loves green more.
Shawnee December 03, 2012 at 05:44 PM
This team needs a TOTAl overhaul. Better luck next year Eagles.
An interested bystander December 03, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Hatred and venom will destroy you Kathleen. And it's getting old.
Mike Shortall Sr December 03, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Not gonna happen ...
Mike Shortall Sr December 03, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Whatever happened to second chances. Do you think the same of other rehabilitating criminals? Are their employers also choosing "greed over morals and ethics"??? Or do you just hate football and rich people???
Mike Shortall Sr December 03, 2012 at 10:24 PM
I would KILL (metaphorically speaking) for Flyers hockey at this point!
Kathleen Reidy December 03, 2012 at 11:54 PM
I love football and own a pitbull and foster dogs for a rescue. Because of Vick and people like him, pit bulls are the most mis understood breed and the most victimized. His actions contributed towns passing breed restriction laws and apartments banning them from the premises. He is masking his behaviors for $$$. He will never feel empathy or be compassionate. I don't hate rich people just ones that speak out of both sides of their mouths.
Lenny December 04, 2012 at 01:43 AM
The Philadelphia Phillies have won a game more recently than the Philadelphia Eagles. Funny considering that the Phillies have not played in over 2 months!
Debbie Thomas December 04, 2012 at 02:30 PM
I agree with you Kathleen. Scum like Vick, along with the news media, make all pitbulls sound bad. Unfortunately you have people who are misinformed and ignorant about the breed and go by what they hear on the local news (who make it a point to only mention when pit bulls bite). The biggest myth about the breed is that they have a gene they are born with that makes them attack and bite. WRONG! They are not naturally born to fight or attack humans or other animals.
Gramma24 December 04, 2012 at 02:38 PM
This is the truth. There are many, many decent athletes out there who do good with what they have been given. Vick on the other hand, the only thing I feel he was interested in rehabilitating was his image. Take the whole dog thing, he was banned from owning one, and a viral picture showed him with 'dog treats' on the table and he says 'oh my child wanted a dog, so we got one'....a decent human being would have had the lawyer he has on retainer (you know he has one) and asked the court for permission for his child to own 'a' dog. That would have made sense, instead he flaunted the judgment and got one anyway. Now there are reports that he is investing in video games, one of which is....now get this.....dog fighting. It is supposedly 'okay' since 'no real dogs are hurt'...but really? Really? No remorse, no remorse at all....all he is contrite about is getting caught in the first place. He needs to go....
Kathleen Reidy December 04, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Vick's children did have prior pets. He used them as bait for his fighting dogs then laughed about it over beers with his cohorts. He got a free pass because he can fling a football. I pray for the day when society wakes up to the fact that there is no difference between animal and human abuse and punishes the abusers approrpiately.
An interested bystander December 04, 2012 at 03:42 PM
He got a free pass.... Let's see. He served 21 months in state prison (ever been within 50 miles of one Kathleen? It's no picnic). Filed bankruptcy costing him more than $100 million in salary and endorsements. Is using the proceeds of his current contract to pay back debts from his bankruptcy even though he is not legally required to do so. What he did was horrific. But he did not get a free ride by any stretch. I pray for the day that people actually look at facts rather than simply blather on.
Nazaretti December 04, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Oops! I had a ham sandwich for lunch yesterday, I guess it's life in prison for me.
Kathleen Reidy December 04, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Mike Vick NEEDED to file for bankruptcy long before the dog fighting ring operation was exposed. He failed to heed the advice of financial advisors and let his brother and homies dictate how he spent his money. The bankruptcy court requires him to pay back the money he owes including the 16 mil he owes to the Falcons. I KNOW THE FACTS!! He didn't go to jail for dog fighting he went for racketeering! He has yet to make full resitution for the surviving dogs, the REAL victims here, not Vick. Not to mention the innocent victims he willingly and knowingly gave herpes too! His words are hollow and prepared for him by his PR team. When approached by the current owner of one of his former fighting dogs in Texas, Vick told him to "f" off. All the man was trying to do was explain to him how the dog was doing. He has no remorse and he got extra time in prison because he LIED to a federal judge and tested positive twice for drugs. He had a birthday party where someone was shot even though he was told not to. He is masking his behaviors for $$$. He is and always will be a sociopath.
Stacey Margo December 04, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Kathleen, I couldn't agree any more! Well said...thanks!
An interested bystander December 04, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Actually Kathleen you don't know the facts. As an example, here is Vick's plea agreement where it's clear what he plead guilty to: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/vick-plea-deal-070824.pdf He is required to repay debts in the bankruptcy because he accepted the proposal to do so. He could have gone through the process and had those debts discharged. He did not. I won't even bother with the other inaccuracies. The way you're ranting, raving and wrong, you're the one coming across like a psychopath. Please take a deep breath and research facts. Remember, just because it's on the internet doesn't mean it's automatically true.
Kathleen Reidy December 04, 2012 at 06:11 PM
You defending a sociopath is the real issue. Anyone, who dervives pleasure from the suffering and torture of innocent creatures, is beyond redemption. To know that he expressed pleasure at their pain, that it gave him the same pleasure as scoring a touchdown is sick. I suggest you read the Lost Dogs before you defend such a dispicable person. Also, ESPN did a report on his financial issues and dog fighting wasn't the cause of his downfall. The falcons owner wanted his 16 mill back.
An interested bystander December 04, 2012 at 06:14 PM
I'm not defending him, what he did was beyond terrible and he deserved the punishment he received. You are not correct that he got a 'free pass.' If you want to argue he should have been punished more harshly that's fine. But to ignore facts you don't like and massage others is wrong no matter how morally correct you are.
I Lived Here for 25 Years & Finally Moved Out December 04, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Stacey & Kathleen....What's with the hatred? Ever heard of forgiveness? Guess not. Vick paid the price that society handed him and paid significant fines....plus, he has given significant amounts of his personal time & $$ to animal centers & charities. What more do you want in order to forgive? Thank God that I'm not one of your children or your spouse!
I Lived Here for 25 Years & Finally Moved Out December 04, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Kathleen....You are a hater, plain and simple.
I Lived Here for 25 Years & Finally Moved Out December 04, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Kathleen....It's the Holiday Season, stop spewing the hatred. You're sounding like Obama :) I hope you treat your pitbull and foster dogs better than this....I'm sure they've been bad more than once. Hopefully the foster dog "people" aren't reading your comments, your foster days would be over....I hope!
Kathleen Reidy December 05, 2012 at 12:58 AM
I treat my animals better than most people treat each other. My foster pups are well loved and taken care of. My rescue feels the same way about dick. We save dogs that have been abused and used as bait. I have seen first hand the damage monster like vick have caused. Its abusers that I go after. You are an idiot if you think he has been redeemed and have no heart, if you can get the picture of the little red dog being repeatedly slammed to ground out of your head. He is an evil monster, end of story.
Mike Shortall Sr December 05, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Wow ...
Bob December 05, 2012 at 02:09 AM
I'm so glad that people are still supporting all the advertisers of the Eagles. Kathleen Reidy at least hasn't made a list of companies to boycott.
Kathleen Reidy December 05, 2012 at 03:22 AM
I have a list on my facebook page, your welcome to view it.
An interested bystander December 05, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Never said he wasn't. Just correcting the myriad of inaccuracies in your posts. You might make more progress if you keep to the truth, that's bad enough.

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