Obituaries this week:
There is almost no reason for optimism left for this team, other than the notion that the rest of the NFC East isn’t good (or in the Giants’ case, not good lately). I had the Eagles’ obituary written (in my head, anyway), but I just can’t pull the plug yet. Maybe I’m just curious to see Nick Foles start and finish a game. I realize that’s that equivalent of saying “Mom’s meatloaf is terrible, but this time she’s making it with a different kind of ketchup.” Still, I’m interested to see what the kid has in him.
After losing this week to the Vikings, the Lions now find themselves at 4-5 with the toughest remaining schedule left in the NFL… by a wide margin. Here is their remaining schedule:
Brutal. At least the bright side is that they play 5 of their remaining 7 games at home. But if they lose this week to the Packers, you can probably bury this team.