The Philadelphia Eagles and head coach Doug Pederson are just a few seasons removed from being Super Bowl champions. However, the Eagles have quickly become one of the most puzzling teams in the NFL after a loss to the Miami Dolphins. Philadelphia has continued to be consistently inconsistent over the course of the last several seasons — this one especially.
Now a nearly even 5-7 on the season, Pederson’s Eagles most recently came up short against the Dolphins in Week 13. Not only did the Eagles lose to a struggling Dolphins team on Sunday afternoon in Miami, but Philadelphia allowed a whopping 37 points in the process.
As a result, Pederson was clearly not happy with his team’s performance in a losing effort to the Dolphins.
“We self-destructed in a couple areas today, and it just hurt us,” Pederson said following his team’s latest loss, via NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. “And we didn’t make enough plays; they made ’em, we didn’t. So those are the things that I talk about when I talk about being a disciplined team.”
Playing right into the notion mentioned above of the team’s inconsistency, the Eagles have not played well as of late but remain right in the thick of the NFC playoff picture. Because the arch rival Dallas Cowboys have also had trouble remaining consistent this season, the Eagles sit just one game behind the 6-6 Cowboys, who notably came up short against the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving.
Due to the fact that both the New York Giants and Washington Redskins have served as two of the worst teams in the NFL this season, one of the Eagles and Cowboys must make the playoffs in 2019-20.