The Philadelphia Eagles are no longer undefeated.
Not only did they lose on Monday Night Football, but they lost to the Washington Commanders, a team that came into the game with a lackluster 4-5 record and one that isn’t being picked by many to make the playoffs.
Somewhere, members of the 1972 Dolphins cracked open a bottle or two of champagne, as their status as the NFL’s only undefeated team through the regular season and playoffs will remain intact.
The Eagles’ loss was a surprise to many, and fans took to social media to express how they felt.
First, there was Larry Csonka, the fullback on that Dolphins team, thanking the Commanders for finally putting a blemish on Philly’s record.
— Larry Csonka (@Larry_Csonka39) November 15, 2022
Some Philly fans felt like their team would’ve won had it not been for what they considered bad officiating.
— Cory (@Philly_Cory) November 15, 2022
Refs stole this game from the Eagles. Philadelphia should file a complaint with the ICC.
— Conor McCormick-Cavanagh (@ConorMichael28) November 15, 2022
Specifically, they feel like the officials missed a facemask penalty that was committed against Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert.
— Jason Gross (@JasonMGro) November 15, 2022
Malcolm Jenkins, a former star safety for the Eagles, seems glad his former team won’t have to deal with the hype or expectations of staying undefeated anymore.
— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) November 15, 2022
This fan feels the Eagles have been exposed and that they’re not as good as their 8-1 record would indicate.
Win or lose, this game confirms what we saw in the Eagles-Texans game last week wasn’t a fluke: Philadelphia is a paper tiger undefeated team.
They’re gonna lose a couple games in the regular season, and they’re far from a lock to win the NFC. They can be run on.
— Easton Freeze (@eastonfreeze) November 15, 2022
The Commanders Flipped The Script
Philly took a 14-7 lead in the first quarter, and it seemed like it was going to cruise to a relatively easy win.
But Washington scored two field goals and a touchdown to take a 20-14 lead at halftime, and it wouldn’t trail again.
A DeVonta Smith touchdown brought the Eagles to within two, but that was as close as they would get the rest of the way, as they fell 32-21.
One reason why was they gave up 152 rushing yards, and their run defense could be the one crack in their armor.