Back-up QB Mark Sanchez has looked like a deer in the headlights.
By Jack Ryan
The Eagles are now 4-6, a game behind the New York Giants, who lead the NFC East at 5-5.
For the Eagles to rebound and take the division, they must win this Thursday in Detroit and may need to win three huge games as underdogs.
Road trips to New England and New York remain on the schedule, as well as a difficult home matchup against the powerhouse Cardinals.
If they can’t take the Giants game and at least one other, it will be curtain time in Philly.
Still, if the Eagles manage to secure those wins, they have a shot at charging to the top of the division. They still have a key Week 16 showdown with Washington to slip ahead in the standings, as well as a game against the woeful Lions to boost their record. The path is rocky, but it can be traversed.
Following yesterday’s 45-17 loss to the Bucs, the Birds have a losing record and a back-up QB, Mark Sanchez, who looks like a deer in the headlights.
Sam Bradford exited last Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury and a concussion, either of which could keep him out of action for the foreseeable future.