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Matt Patricia buried after Eagles give up game-losing 92-yard TD drive

Former Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia is under heavy criticism again after allowing backup QB Drew Lock to beat the Eagles with a 92-yard game-winning drive.

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This week, the Philadelphia Eagles made somewhat of a desperate coaching move. After giving up over 30 points in three consecutive games, Philly opted to move defensive coordinator Sean Desai to the booth and essentially promote defensive assistant—and former Detroit Lions coach—Matt Patricia to the de facto defensive coordinator position. For Monday night’s critical game against the Seattle Seahawks, Patricia would have the final call on defensive plays for the Eagles.

For a while, it looked like the move may have been a smart one. The Eagles defense held Seattle to just three points in the first half, and despite the offense sputtering at times, Philly still held a 17-10 lead going into the fourth quarter.

However, after failing to run out the clock on offense, the Eagles gave Seattle one more opportunity... but it was a tough one. Down 17-13, the Seahawks would have to drive 92 yards with 1:52 remaining and just one timeout left.

You all know what happened next.

Backup quarterback Drew Lock methodically moved the Seahawks down the field with relative ease. In just his second start in two years, Lock went 5-for-10 for 92 yards and a touchdown. Most damning to Patricia in particular was the fact that on the drive, Lock converted two third-and-10s, including this game-winning, 29-yard touchdown pass to rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba with only 33 seconds left.

Understandably, both Eagles and Lions fans were absolutely trashing Patricia after the game, seeing as he certainly made some questionable play calls at the most critical points in the game. Here’s just a sampling of that:

And in case you were wondering, the Eagles are not changing back. Patricia will continue to be the Eagles’ defensive play-caller. Good luck with that.

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