By Matt Noonan
Against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid admitted after his team’s seventh loss off the season that his opponent was clearly the better team.
“Obviously the Patriots were the better team [on Sunday],” said Reid via the team’s website.
The head coach continued by saying, “You obviously can’t have that many penalties and turnovers when you’re playing a good football team, so that’s my responsibility and I’ve got to make sure that I take care of that [going forward].”
The Eagles recorded 10 penalties, one interception, and yielded 457 net yards, which didn’t seem to make the head coach or the players too happy. Although, Philadelphia’s offense registered 466 yards in a span of 60-minutes, and 400 yards through the air, which was certainly a goal the Eagles wanted to accomplish.
New England has allowed opposing offenses to record a plethora of yards this season, especially against Buffalo, New York, Pittsburgh, and San Diego.
“Well the teams that we saw that had success against them obviously threw the football, and did a good job with it. And they’re stout against the run. You’re playing into their strength with that, [so] again, I’ll take responsibility for that,” said Reid.
However, despite beating New England in net and passing yards, Reid certainly believed the Patriots were the better team on Sunday.
“You’ve got to give credit to the other team, they did a good job against us,” said Reid.