Philadelphia has a long and proud history of professional sports teams, but unfortunately this past Thanksgiving holiday, Philly’s very own Eagles continued their ongoing losing streak when they lost to the Detroit Lions 45-14. This marked the team’s third consecutive loss following their brutal game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a score of 45-17, and before that their close call with the Miami Dolphins 20-19. Following their defeat, Philadelphia Eagles running back and fan favorite DeMarco Murray expressed his frustration towards the team’s current situation, “I’ve never been a part of anything like this. We’re not doing what we’re supposed to do on the field and it’s hurtful, it’s painful to sit back and play the way we’ve played the last two weeks and all you can do is learn from it and try to work hard and bust your tail and try to go from there.”
Even though the Philadephia Eagles may seem to be going through some bad luck, Philly fans should not be discouraged at all. We should not forget that prior to these last three games, the Eagles were actually doing pretty well. Prior to the Miami Dolphins game, the Eagles beat the New York Giants 7-27. And who can forget when Murray faced his past team, the Dallas Cowboys, and won 33-27? So let’s not fret, the Eagles are in good hands, especially after drafting the NFL’s 2014 Offensive Player of the Year, DeMarco Murray.
DeMarco Murray is a fighter. He fought for the Dallas Cowboys and he will fight for his new team the Philadelphia Eagles. Not only was this guy awarded offensive player of the year, he is known for having one of the highest records of rushing attempts in a year, “DeMarco Murray had 392 rushing attempts in 2014, a total that has been met or exceeded only eight times. In the history of the NFL, only Terrell Davis and Jamal Anderson had at least that many carries and more rushing yards than Murray.” So even though Thanksgiving may have not ended up being what the Eagles wanted, we should have no doubt that just as Murray said, the team will take the good with the bad and in the end persevere. Mark my words and watch the Eagles come back even stronger in their upcoming game against the New England Patriots this Sunday December 6th, 2015.