Doug Pederson Admits He Made One Fatal Mistake in Ravens Loss
After falling to 1-4-1 following a 30-28 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6, neither Carson Wentz's comeback campaign nor the Philadelphia Eagles' 2020 NFL season is going the way their fans were expecting.
That being said, the buck almost always stops with the head coach in the NFL, and Doug Pederson exemplified this following Sunday's defeat by admitting that he did, at least, make one fatal mistake.
The Eagles ended up losing by just two points in a game in which Pederson's offense attempted four 2-point conversions, but only converted two. Pederson admitted that he simply believed at the time of each score, of which three came in the fourth quarter following a massive deficit, it gave the Eagles the best chance to win. But in the end, he ran out of plays. The Eagles had a timeout, but didn't use it. That was Pederson's fault.
While it's easy to point fingers on a team that was expected to compete for a divisional title in a season that has already seen four losses by Week 6, one could argue the Eagles had no business even being within two points of the final score after falling behind 24-6 at one point in the third quarter. Pederson helped bring them back into it, but couldn't get them over the hump.
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