David Murphy: NFL will rue the day that teams let the 2-0 Eagles off the hook

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

Somebody needs to have a little chat with Bill Belichick, Kevin O’Connell, and the rest of the NFL. You want to avoid Lincoln Financial Field in January? You want to make Jalen Hurts work a little bit? You want to keep the Eagles from treating the regular season like something other than a 17-game runway to the Super Bowl? This ain’t how it’s done. To quote the legendary Dennis Green and the NFL’s original meme-before-there-were-memes: You had the Eagles where you wanted them. And you let them off the hook. It’s too late now, judging by all glinting eyeballs you saw in the home locker room at …

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