From the Philadelphia Inquirer comes an intriguing nugget regarding the local NFL team.
In the past 2.5 seasons, the Eagles are 4-13-1 in games decided by fewer than seven points.
Last year? 1-6-1. This year? 0-2.
Quarterback Donovan McNabb seemed to plan the most recent close loss on something other than the inability of the Eagles to deliver in the clutch.
“Well, it’s tough to win when you have a couple of calls where it’s
tough on you,” McNabb said, per the Inquirer. “We have won games in the fourth quarter. I
know that’s something that everyone is going to talk about. Have fun
with it I guess.”
Told Monday that his team has managed only one win in ten close games over the past two years, coach Andy Reid said, “That’s a pretty good stat, so there is probably some form of a link.
I’m not sure exactly what that link is other than that stat. We have to
do better in those situations on both sides of the ball and special
Here’s the link, in our view — the Eagles aren’t delivering in the fourth quarter of games that remain undecided.
McNabb can say they aren’t getting breaks.
It also can be said they aren’t making them, either.