It has just been from one bad to another for the Philadelphia Eagles lately with their latest blow coming at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys exacted revenge last night for their loss to the Eagles on Thanksgiving by going into Philadelphia and coming away with a win.
The Cowboys took control of the NFC East with the win as they got their tenth win of an impressive season.
The Cowboys moved to 10-4 with the win whilst the Eagles dropped to 9-5 and now face a challenge to reach the post-season.
Having now lost their last two, Philadelphia will need nothing shy of two wins from their last two games in order to save themselves.
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However there are two main reasons why the Eagles are in trouble right now.
It was announced earlier today that their first choice Quarterback Nick Foles will not be returning this Sunday.
Replacement Quarterback Mark Sanchez has led the team for the majority of the season but against the Cowboys last night, he really struggled.
Sanchez has had a bad two games for the Eagles and he was unable to throw a touchdown pass last night against the Cowboys.
Philadelphia will now need to be perfect if they plan on winning the Super Bowl in February and there may be a problem at Quarterback.
Clearly they would rather have Foles back at the position, but if they are still missing their starter, Sanchez may need to pull this out if he is to lead the Eagles to post-season glory.
Big match failure
The Eagles went into Dallas on Thanksgiving and managed to get a dominant 33-10 win but their last two games have shown something.
They have lost two straight at home to the Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks - two very prominent play-off contenders.
The Seahawks and Cowboys are both well within the running for a post-season place and that is a big reason for concern for the Eagles.
With Philadelphia having loss in the regular season to fellow play-off contenders,how could that bode for them in post-season.
Out of games this season where the Eagles have taken on teams currently in the play-off race this season, the Eagles are 1-4.
With losses to the Seahawks, Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers, the Eagles haven't done so well against their potential fellow play-off teams.
Should it come down to the post-season and the Eagles have to settle to for a wildcard slot, they will have to visit teams of that standard and how will they fare?
Whilst they have been considered an outsider for the Super Bowl all season, the Eagles may now be further out than that and Chip Kelly and the Eagles will have to do something to change that.
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