Sports Talk with Brodes: Eagles Do the Unthinkable & Lose in Miami…..
The Philadelphia Eagles lose to the Miami Dolphins 37-31. Yikes. Jim Schwartz had a horrendous game as his defense allowed five straight touchdown drives and the sixth drive was a field goal. It did not help that Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby forgot they needed to actually compete. DeVante Parker abused both of them for 159 yards and two touchdowns. Ryan Fitzpatrick had 365 yards and three touchdown throws. Carson Wentz and the offense scored 31 points which should have been enough to win the game. He wasn't perfect, but he wasn't bad either. Alshon Jeffery had 137 yards and one touchdown. The issue I have with the offense is Doug Pederson forgetting the run game again. 46 throws to 19 run plays. That is truly pathetic and it is a consistent theme with Pederson. Zach Ertz dropped some big passes. One of those drops, changed the entire game and instead of a touchdown for the Birds it resulted in a missed field goal by Jake Elliot. The Dolphins scored a touchdown on the next drive. What an embarrassing loss.