Like the weather conditions outside in the Philadelphia region, that game was a mess.
The Falcons would not be handed their first defeat of the season by the Eagles as Philadelphia fell to Atlanta at the Linc 30-17.
A disgusted home crowd did not wait around to watch the full extent of the damage, with the stadium less than halfway full for much of the second half of the game.
Todd Bowles era got off to a rough start with the Falcons scoring on each of their first six drives of the game. Finally, with about 5 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Eagles defense stopped an Atlanta drive without the team putting points on the board.
Too little far too late.
The offense was unimpressive. The defense looked a mess. The positives we can take from this game are:
1) No turnovers!
2) Philadelphia’s defense finally got some sacks!
Sadly, these facts did little to help the Eagles this day.
The spotlight now sits squarely on Andy Reid as it seems there are no answers for the issues that ail this team. The firing of Castillo did little to light any urgency under this Eagles team and you have to wonder what, if anything, will.
Next up: Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome. Awesome.