The Philadelphia Eagles suffered their worst loss of the season on Sunday night, falling to the San Francisco 49ers 42-19 in a rematch of the 2022-2023 NFC Championship game. Tempers were flaring on the sidelines and tears were even shed. But when the clock hit quadruple zeros, nobody was probably more thankful than the Birds because they just flat out stunk.
After the game we saw that emotions were still high on both sides. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was still mad at Big Dom for doing his job and Eagles players and fans were upset at the effort put out on the field.
Some pointed the finger at themselves, but not safety Kevin Byard.
Eagles News: Kevin Byard Hints Frustration With Play-Calling
This one is not as bad as I first thought it to be. To Byard's credit, he did start with the players being outplayed by their opponent.
THEN he led into the coaching. I think this is a fair sharing of the blame. You win together and you lose together, that's just the nature of it.
And you know what? The Eagles coaches would probably agree. You don't suffer a loss that bad without everyone sharing some of the blame. And frankly, if the Eagles coaches are bothered by the comments, then it's probably a good thing that a veteran like Byard is here to give them a wake-up call.
I have no doubt that the Eagles are going to take a long hard look at the film this week to find the holes to fill.
They're going straight from one tough team in the Niners to a road game against the arch rival Cowboys. Now that the Eagles put another one in the loss column, Sunday could very well be for the NFC East division. The Birds are going to need to be ready to go.
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