I always thought that a defense sacrificed a pass rush to stop the run, or the reverse. In today’s loss Philadelphia showed neither. They could not stop Pittsburgh on the last drive. This was a very tough loss. I personally cannot see anything positive from a loss. The good defense did not show up today.
In fairness to the defense, Micheal Vick made their job difficult with his fumble in the first quarter. That obviously cost a touchdown and was a real show stopper. The Philadelphia Eagles did not get in any rythmm until the second half.
I realize that Andy Reid has to control his mind and limit thoughts to the Lions at home. Even so, job security has to be a big issue with him now. The three wins that should been easier and today’s loss look threatening.