Can the Philadelphia Eagles get better? Is this really all they've got? What happened this season? For crying out loud, the Eagles were expected to be one of the strongest teams in this season. This was the year when the Eagles had the manpower to actually make it into the Playoffs and succeed. This was the Eagles dream team, but at the end, you have to wonder, if these guys are ever going to wake up from this nightmare. Let's consider for starters that the Eagles are 36-0 on the fourth quarter this season. Just like the Dallas Cowboys, they are really having a very difficult time closing games, finishing off teams even when holding a very big winning margin at the halftime break. It's a mess. The Eagles are now 1-3 for the season. And quite frankly, without taking kudos away from the San Francisco 49ers, it's just simply unacceptable that they blow up a 20-point lead to the 49ers on the second half. That's it: Micheal Vick had a decent game, but he's defense just couldn't hold off the 49ers that closed up the gap and took an important win on the road 24-23.
The second half was an utter disaster. Let's get this part straight: the Eagles only managed to score 3 points but gave 21 in the second half alone. Vick was magnificent, he had a superb game and quite frankly the rest of his teammates failed him. Yes, most of the time it is the quarterback who messes up a game, and he takes responsibility for it. But on this one game, it's his teammates who should be wondering what is really going on in Philly.
Michael Vick, despite his broken right hand, and suffering a left hand finger injury on the first half, finished the game with a career high 416 passes, in 30 of 46 passes with two touchdowns, one interception, and a very guiding the Eagles in the rushing department, 75 yards on 8 carries. It's not the kind of motivation that anyone needs. When your quarterback gives a performance like Vick did, the least you could do is to stand behind him and pull off a victory. The San Francisco 49ers spectacular comeback began after Eagles kicker, David Akers' field-goal attempt was blocked. His replacement, Alex Henery soon after made a 32-yarder for a 23-3 lead, but he would miss kicks from the 39 and 33 yards in the final period that ultimately cost the Eagles their second win of the season.
Let's be fair with Henery, he did scored field goals from the 32,32, and 33 yards on this game, but the two kicks that he miss, came in the worst of times. Alex Smith, the 49ers quarterback, closed the game with 21 of 33 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles will now face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at 1pm E.T. As of press time the Eagles are a -2?? point favorite on the spread. The 49ers will have to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No official line has yet been released. Just like Michael Vick said in the press conference, it is time for the Eagles to get a gut check and figure out how to get the so called dream team out of an endless nightmare.