Pederson, Eagles go down gambling

OK, I get it that Doug Pederson wanted a dramatic escape with a win Sunday in Baltimore.

Alas, Pederson is no Indiana Jones.

After Carson Wentz led the Eagles on a dramatic potential game-tying drive in the final two minutes by rushing for a 4-yard TD with four seconds left in their 27-26 loss to the Ravens, Pederson opted to gamble and go for the two-point conversion.

It worked as well as a Styrofoam hammer.

Wentz’s pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage and the Eagles were saddled with their fifth straight loss. The Birds fell to 5-9, ensuring their second consecutive losing season unless the NFL suddenly adopts an 18-game schedule effective this season.

It’s obviously too late to apply a tourniquet to the hemorrhage this year.

But unless there is a dramatic roster overhaul and Pederson starts making more prudent decisions, next year also could bleed Eagles’ fans a whiter shade of pale.


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