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By Joseph Santoliquito | CBS Philly
NEW ORLEANS (CBS) — It’s okay to now officially declare the 2018 Eagles season as their “mulligan year.”
They won the first Super Bowl in franchise history last season, and what returned was a tired, content team with apparently a jolly, satisfied fanbase that somehow forgot the National Football League would continue — even after the Eagles won the Super Bowl.
The Eagles’ 41-point loss on Sunday made more history as the largest loss in NFL history by a defending Super Bowl champion.
The Eagles were already in tattered shape, missing major pieces by the time they had arrived at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday to face the hottest team in the NFL, the New Orleans Saints.
By halftime, you wondered if Doug Pederson was tempted to poke his head out into the parking lot and start scouring the area for more players after Jason Kelce, Avonte Maddox and Sidney Jones were lost to injuries — making an already impossible task that much more difficult.
After the Eagles’ 48-7 loss to the Saints — their fifth loss in their last seven games — they’re now a loss to the visiting New York Giants Sunday away from being tied for last in the NFC East. ...
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