Philadelphia Eagles suffered their most embarrassing defeat of the NFL season last weekend when they went down to a humiliating 53-20 defeat on the road at the Green Bay Packers.
There have been plenty of reviews of that game since the books closed on what was a disastrous afternoon for the Eagles, but none of them quite match the brutal but true assessment that wideout Jeremy Maclin shared earlier this week following the devastating defeat.
Maclin caught nine balls from ten targets for 93 receiving yards and a touchdown during the heavy loss to the Packers, but he's not about to accept such a defeat, with the talented wideout coming out with this brutal assessment of how bad the Eagles performance was.
"It's the National Football League, man," Maclin said after the loss, per CSN Bay Area. "The way we played today, it wouldn't matter if we played Oakland, who hasn't won a game yet. They would have beat the hell out of us, too. We just didn't play well."
These are pretty brutal comments to take if you are an Oakland Raiders fan, but whoever you support, it's hard to argue them from a factual standpoint.
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Philly conceded 53 points in the game and that marked the most by the Eagles franchise since 1972. The game well and truly exposed the Eagles' horrific pass defense, which has pulled Philly into the 24th ranked total defense position.
The Packers did have Aaron Rodgers at quarterback though, who has shown this season that his is well and truly back in the NFL MVP race after a stellar season thus far.
It's quite easy to see how the Packers might be able to squeeze homefield advantage for the post-season, but regardless of Maclin's comments, it's highly unlikely the Raiders would have beaten Philly last weekend. Nobody, just nobody, is as bad as Oakland.