By Michael Donovan
Hey Eagles fans.
Remember seven days ago when the lame-ass Philly media were telling you that Sam Bradford’s injury wasn’t such a bad thing because there would be no drop-off with Mark Sanchez at quarterback?
In case you forgot, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com was the chief cheerleader of that canard.
How did that turn out yesterday, Eliot?
If Eagles fans were looking for salvation from Sanchez, well, that’s already pretty sad.
Sanchez was terrible against the Buccaneers, throwing for 261 yards and two scores but three interceptions!
Unfortunately for him, Sanchez would have needed to have the game of his career to even get close to compensating for how poor the Philly defense played.
Jameis Winston passed for five touchdowns in the first three quarters. Doug Martin rushed for 235 yards. Basically, if you started a Tampa Bay offensive skill player in fantasy, you’re pleased with the results.
Sanchez started with the game with a touchdown drive on which he was a perfect 5-for-5.
In the second quarter, the Eagles scored on a 32-yard screen to Darren Sproles to cut the Tampa lead to 21-14.
A Sanchez interception by Lavonte David secured a 28-14 Buccaneers halftime lead and signaled that Philly was basically dead.
David’s pick-six in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter further sealed it.
The Eagles had a chance to draw even with the Giants with a victory, but instead fall a full game behind in the NFC East at 4-6. The race is by no means over, especially the Eagles already having taken the first meeting with the Giants, though Week 11 still proved a costly setback for Chip Kelly’s team.