It was a quiet Monday night in autumn, and all anybody could talk about was how dead the Eagles already were.
Peyton Manning stood on the throats of the Oakland Raiders for four quarters, throwing the most accurate game of his career (86.5% completion rate) and tallying 12 TDs for the season, with zero interceptions.
It was a quarterback performance at which many in Philadelphia would have been in awe. But next Sunday, Manning will be waiting with a stampede of Broncos when it's the Eagles who have to fly into Denver - which they will do with not a ton of confidence behind them.
If the last two weeks were disappointing losses, next week's could be the one that uses up Chip Kelly's "new guy" latitude. The phone lines will blow up. The comment sections will explode. Remotes will be hurled out of windows, followed quickly by televisions.