NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 13: Alshon Jeffery #17 of the Philadelphia Eagles is consoled by Nick Foles #9 after allowing a pass to go through his hands that led to an interception late in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Eagles 20-14. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
How do the Philadelphia Eagles feel about the 2018-2019 season after falling short in the Divisional Round of the playoffs?
That’s all she wrote for the Philadelphia Eagles 2018-2019 season. It wasn’t a simple year by any means, and the Eagles had a pretty thrilling ride throughout the season for the most part. For a moment there, it seemed like the Eagles were on the road to repeating, as the magic was starting to flash once again in the NFL playoffs. Ultimately though, the Eagles came up short and were defeated on the road by the New Orleans Saints for the second time this year.
It’s an unfortunate situation considering how fast the Eagles started against the Saints. Right away in the first quarter, the Eagles had a turnover, along with 14 points. Since those couple of meaningful drives for the Birds, they lost their mojo and struggled tremendously to get it back. And after allowing 20 unanswered points throughout the game, the Eagles were devastatingly sent home packing as a tipped ball from Alshon Jeffery was picked off in Saints territory to seal the deal on the game.
Not only did the Eagles lose the overall game, but they suffered many injuries throughout the night. It all started with the offensive lineman Brandon Brooks, who was carted off within the first quarter of the game. And after that, the Eagles started dropping like flies. Most of their injured players would eventually return to the game, but for the most part, the Eagles were pretty banged up throughout the game. All in all, the end to the magical round was an upsetting one but the Eagles are all trying to remain positive. Here’s a handful of players reactions after the game.
The Philadelphia Eagles reflect on a crazy year:
Brandon Brooks gives an update on his injury.
Wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for the well wishes. Yeah it sucks I tore my Achilles but you know what I look forward to attacking rehab like it’s a game. I look forward to this long journey. God got me and this did nothing but light a fire I needed
— Brandon Brooks (@bbrooks_79) January 14, 2019
Carson Wentz continues to show his support.
Malcolm Jenkins shows love to the supporters.
What a crazy fun ride! Didn’t get what we wanted but I’m proud of the brothers I play next too. Thank you to all of the fans who stuck with us all year! Amidst all the doubt and hate we just kept fighting and hopefully represented you well! #flyEaglesfly pic.twitter.com/gaePo0QC9u
— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) January 14, 2019
Brandon Graham acknowledges the supporters.
Thank you for all the love and support b p
— Brandon Graham (@brandongraham55) January 14, 2019
Lane Johnson shouts out his teammate.
Donnel Pumphrey with some words of encouragement.
We’ll be back next year, just watch .I couldn’t be more proud of my teammates for the way they’ve fought all season through adversity. This has been an incredible journey.The worse part about the end of each season is knowing that the next season will be different. #FLYEAGLESFLY
— Donnel Pumphrey Jr. (@Pumphrey6K) January 14, 2019
Avonte Maddox is thankful to wrap up his rookie season.
Alshon Jeffery takes the blame for his mistake.