By the Numbers: Birds Lose Big to Redskins

The Eagles season seemed to hit rock bottom when they lost 31-6 to the Redskins in Week 11. Take a look back at the blowout.

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The question was once whether the Eagles could still make the playoffs. Now it seems to have changed to how much longer will Andy Reid be around. That’s the overall mood after another miserable outing by the Birds, getting blown out by the Redskins 31-6 on Sunday. Let’s take a look at the loss, by the numbers.
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The question was once whether the Eagles could still make the playoffs. Now it seems to have changed to how much longer will Andy Reid be around. That’s the overall mood after another miserable outing by the Birds, getting blown out by the Redskins 31-6 on Sunday. Let’s take a look at the loss, by the numbers.
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It was the first NFL start for Eagles QB Nick Foles. He got a rather rude welcome to the big leagues on his first drive which ended with…
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A pass tipped to DeAngelo Hall for an interception. But that was only the beginning of a tough day for the rookie.
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On his second drive, Foles threw into double coverage, right to safety Brandon Meriweather.
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Philadelphia entered the game with an NFC-worst minus-11 turnover differential; it's now minus-14. The Eagles committed nine penalties for 70 yards, including a pair of first-quarter false starts by right guard Jake Scott, who has been with the team less than a week.
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The only points for the Birds during the loss came from a pair of field goals by Alex Henery.
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Shady McCoy ran for 45 yards on 15 carries. But his performance was overshadowed by the concussion he suffered after a hard hit with two minutes left in the game. McCoy was carted off the field.
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Nick Foles struggled. He was 21 for 46, finishing with 204 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions.
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While the rookie QB for the Eagles had a tough outing, the rookie QB for the Red Skins was nearly perfect. Robert Griffin III went 14 of 15 for 200 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. He also rushed for 84 yards.
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Over the last four games, the Eagles have been outscored 127-59, giving up over 31 points/game.
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With Sunday’s loss, the Eagles have dropped six straight games, their longest in-season losing streak since 1994.
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Andy Reid has been the Eagles coach for 14 years. It now seems almost inevitable that his tenure with the Birds will end before this season ends however. The only question now is when.
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