Arizona 32, Philadelphia 25. Season over.
I never expected our defense to struggle the way they did. This was their worst game since Week 10 vs NYG. They gave up 3 long TD drives. They gave up a big play TD. They were given a lead in the 4th Quarter and couldn't hang onto it.
I felt like the Eagles lost this game more than the Eagles won it. Mistakes, mistakes, and more mistakes.
McNabb left 3 or 4 TDs on the field. Our WRs ran free and open for much of the game. Donovan made poor reads and also made poor throws.
Hank dropped a pass.
GLew dropped a pass.
Tra Thomas came up small.
Quintin Demps had a ridiculous roughing the passer penalty.
Several defenders missed tackles.
Buck had a false start penalty. So did Avant.
Klecko had a holding penalty.
And so on.
David Akers had a nightmare game. He missed a 1st half FG. He missed an extra point. He had a KO go out of bounds. The score should have been 32-30 on our final drive.
Several receivers did come up big. Curtis delivered a couple of long plays. DeSean had a 62-yard TD catch. Celek caught 10 passes and 2 TDs.
I'll go back and re-watch the tape in a day or two. I'll try to see what the problems were, especially on defense. We do have to give Kurt Warner a lot of credit. He came up huge when his team needed him.
The season is over. We have some key issues to deal with, but we'll get to them in the near future. I'm bummed. I've had a few beers. We'll start the offseason talk soon enough.
2008 was a very weird, but fun season. I hate that we came up short (again), but there is a lot to be happy about. I just hope we're able to build off it.