GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 12: James Bradberry #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles is called for holding against JuJu Smith-Schuster #9 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

It sucked. There is no other way to put it. The Eagles lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in a late LATE field goal which forced the Eagles to try a desperation heave. While the team led 24-14 at the half, the team choked in the second half and finished with a final score of 38-35. So lets talk about SOME of the reasons why the Eagles lost.

  • Issac Seumalo's Penalty On 3rd and 1

    Issac Seumalo had a BRUTAL series in the first quarter where he blew coverage, looked lost, and capped it off with a costly false start on 3rd and 1. The Eagles lined up for their usual money play (Jalen Hurts up the middle) and Seumalo flinched. It backed them up and caused the Eagles to change their play calling. The very next play Jalen Hurts had an uncharacteristic fumble and it led to the Chiefs touchdown.

    If you want to blame Jalen Hurts for actually coughing up the ball then fine. But it never wouldve happened had Seumalo just done his damn job.

  • No Pressure

    Youre facing Patrick Mahomes on one leg. He reinjured the ankle during the game. And yet, the Eagles and their 70+ sack defense did nothing to make him uncomfortable. The front 4 was MIA the entire game. Sacks? They didnt even get pressure! The Eagles defense let the NFL MVP sit in the pocket and pick them apart.

  • Kadarius Toney's Punt Return

    A horrendous punt by Arryn Siposs led to a 65 yard return by Kadarius Toney which basically gifted the Chiefs an 8 point lead. Should the Eagles have gone for it on 4th and 3? Maybe. But they did themselves no favors with their special teams performance.

  • Untouched Touchdowns

    Too many times the Eagles defense looked LOST against the Chiefs offense. And it led to a few walk in touchdowns where fans at home were screaming “how was he THAT open.” Its one thing to give up a touchdown, but its another to be completely confused on what the offense is doing. It was a REALLY bad job by Jonathan Gannon and his defense.

  • Coaching Staff Choked

    Jonathan Gannon, as I wrote above, looked horrible. But Nick Sirianni got outcoached. Andy Reid made adjustments and Nick Sirianni didnt. Yes, the offense put up 35 points which is great, but it was the untimely errors. Not being able to get the play call in which resulted in a delay of game and a time out being taken. The penalties (6 compared to the Chiefs 3).

    They blew a 10 point lead at the half. They let Patrick Mahomes go off on their defense. They didnt stop the Chiefs ONCE in the second half. Chiefs scored every time they had the ball. They choked. The moment was too big for them and they choked.

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