The Philadelphia Eagles Have a Problem, and Hopefully a Solution
Jalen Hurts usually finds a way to pull the Philadelphia Eagles to a victory, even in the most difficult of circumstances. But, he didn’t this time around. The Eagles fell to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday (Dec. 3), in what was the biggest game of the day in the NFL. It’s worth noting that Hurts did somehow manage to get out of in-game concussion protocol, as he was forced to exit the game with a concussion and then – surprise! – was suddenly back in the game. Regardless, the Philadelphia Eagles have a problem, and hopefully a solution.
The Eagles need to get control of one factor going into the final games of the season, and it’s a significant one.
Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles have a recent trend of halftime deficits. They’ve actually had halftime deficits in the past five games. That’s huge. Hurts and the guys pulled off victories in four of those five games, but they couldn’t get over that hump during the 49ers game. The score was 14-6 at halftime, and the final score was 42-19 with the 49ers on top at Lincoln Financial Field. Now, even if the Eagles had been leading at the half, it would have needed to be substantial to make a difference with that 42-19 end score. But, that’s not the point.
Putting an end to halftime deficits will be necessary if the Eagles want to be victorious on the road. The team has some tough road games on the way, the next one being a trip to Dallas. The Dallas Cowboys have actually won 14 games in a row at home. Then, the Eagles take on the Seattle Seahawks, a team that Philadelphia hasn’t been able to overcome since 2008. I have faith in Hurts and this team to find a solution. What’s more, maybe the 49ers loss will be the wake-up call they need ahead of these next games. Fly, Eagles fly.