It’s fitting that in a year that could see the Eagles bid farewell to coach Andy Reid, the team lost for the first time under its 14-year head coach after the regular-season “bye.”
Previously 13-0 in the regular season with extra time to prepare, the Eagles lost in decisive fashion at home to the Falcons, 30-17.
The Falcons also had a bye in Week Seven. It’s the third game for the Eagles this season against a team that was emerging from a bye. The Eagles are 0-3 in those games.
In Philly’s first game under new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, the Eagles surrendered 392 total yards, including three touchdown passes by quarterback and MVP favorite Matt Ryan. The performance prompted chants of “Fire Andy” during the second half.
The Falcons are now 7-0 and in command of the NFC South. The Eagles have fallen to 3-4. They head to New Orleans next Sunday.