Final Score: Falcons 14, Eagles 10
A few questions to ponder now that the Eagles have lost their season opener to the Atlanta Falcons:
Aside from San Diego’s Marty Schottenheimer, is Eagles head coach Andy Reid the worst NFL coach when it comes to game management?
What was Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter thinking when he got drawn into a scuffle with Falcons reserve cornerback Kevin Mathis and was ejected for the game? With the run-stopping Trotter out, the Eagles run defense allowed 200 yards on the ground.
How can the Eagles run the ball only 14 times and throw it 45 times? Is that possible?
Did you see how fast Reid called the team’s final timeout? Who would have thought a coach’s off-season weight loss would figure so prominently into game action.