Eagles left to assess what went wrong in Saints loss

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. (AFP)

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. (AFP)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:23 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA - So much went right for the Eagles in head coach Chip Kelly’s first season.

A 10-6 record. NFC East champs. One of the league’s most prolific offences.

But Kelly and his coaching staff probably were left wondering Sunday how the hell so much went so wrong on Saturday night.

Their league-leading rushing attack (160 yards per game) could squeeze out only 80 yards in a 26-24 wild-card playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints.

And the Eagles’ 10th-ranked rushing defence got pounded by backup Saints running backs for 185 yards -- 80 more than the Eagles usually allow.

“If you told me going in we were going to hold (the Saints’ top receiver, tight end) Jimmy Graham to three catches … that would be a pretty good deal,” Kelly said.

 


Videos

Photos