This is the Morning Win, by Andy Nesbitt.
Doug Pederson and the Philadelphia Eagles pulled off the wildest troll job in NFL history last night, one that rightly angered many Giants players who saw their season come to an end with Washington’s win over the Eagles on Sunday night.
I mean, this was all so incredible to watch play out on SNF.
Here’s what happened. A Washington win would give Washington the NFC East title. A loss would give the Giants the division title.
With the Eagles down by three points early in the fourth quarter Pederson decided to take out starting QB Jalen Hurts for backup QB Nate Sudfeld. The last time Sudfeld appeared in a game was back in 2018. He had been in a total of three games before last night.
So how’d he do when he stepped in to help lead the Eagles to a loss and a better draft pick? He was terrible, of course! Sudfeld threw an ugly interception on his first drive and then had an even worse fumble on the next drive.
It was so bad that Cris Collinsworth openly called out the Eagles for tanking, saying, “I personally could not have done what they did.”
What they did was the right move for their franchise but it sure angered the Giants. Even Eli Manning tweeted about it, saying: “This is why we don’t like the Eagles.”
Giants fans have to be upset by all of this but let’s be honest – the Giants went 6-10 this year and really didn’t do anything to deserve a spot in the playoffs.
But I do get how they might have wanted to throw something at their TVs while watching the game at home Sunday night.
This tank job was so easy for everyone to see, even if Pederson said after the game that he was trying his best to win the game and wanted to give Sudfeld some snaps. He can say that all he wants but we don’t have to believe him.
I certainly don’t believe him but I did think it was an incredible way for the lousy NFC East to end its ugly season.
It was beautiful, really.
Quick hits: NFL playoff predictions… Brady’s new ridiculous record… Horrible call in Vikings-Lions game… And more!
– Steven Ruiz and Charles McDonald break down the NFL playoffs and make their predictions for every game.
– Tom Brady set another wild TD record on Sunday, one that will likely never be broken.
– This roughing-the-passer call against the Lions was absolutely horrible.
– Some Steelers got into a fight with each other during Sunday’s loss to the Browns.
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