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BILLS TOYED WITH A BAD TEAM, AND EVEN THE EAGLES KNOW IT

How bad are the Philadelphia Eagles?

They had nine punts, two turnovers, one missed field goal and crossed midfield just twice in 12 offensive possessions during a 26-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

How bad are the Eagles?

Since scoring 21 first-quarter points in the season opener, they have produced just eight points (two field goals, one safety) in the last 11 quarters.

How bad are the Eagles?

Bad enough to go 18 consecutive games -- including playoffs -- without winning on the road.

"I'm getting tired of standing before you with the same thing over and over, but it is the same thing," said first-year head coach Andy Reid, who may be wondering what possessed him to climb aboard this sinking ship.

"I've got to find a way to change this and get this done the right away. We need to become a better football team and we need to do it quickly."

How bad are the Eagles? Let us count the ways:

They had only 169 total yards against the Bills. Reid called his team's running game "pathetic" after it managed just 22 yards. The team's top running back, Duce Staley, had 6 yards on 10 carries. Bills quarterbacks Doug Flutie and Rob Johnson had 32 and 25 yards, respectively.

Wide receiver Torrance Small may have lost his starting job after two huge drops. The killer was a drop on a bomb that should have resulted in a touchdown.

After driving to the Bills' 20-yard line, the left side of the Eagles' offensive line allowed end Bruce Smith to get a clean shot on quarterback Doug Pederson. Phil Hansen recovered the fumble, which eventually led to a Bills touchdown.

Instead of going for a fourth-and-4 at Buffalo's 32 late in the first half, Reid elected to try a field goal. Norm Johnson missed a 50-yard attempt and the Bills used the remaining 1:05 to drive down and kick a field goal that increased their lead to 19-0.

The defense kept the game from getting out of hand, but Reid pointed out the Eagles couldn't stop the Bills from getting into scoring position. They also showed a lack of discipline, jumping offsides several times.

"It's frustrating," said Pederson, who is holding on to his job despite the presence of prized rookie Donovan McNabb. "You sit there scratching your head wondering 'Where do you go from here?' "

The Eagles are coming off a 3-13 season, and appear to be headed toward a similar finish. Even Reid seems to concede they don't have enough talent. "I thought in certain situations (Sunday) we were outmanned," he said.

How bad are the Eagles?

"Let's put it this way," said linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. "We aren't very good right now."

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