Andy Reid: Updating Eagles Coach's Hot Seat Heading into Week 13

Thomas GaliciaContributor IINovember 27, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 26:  Andy Reid, Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field after a 30-22 loss against the Carolina Panthers after their game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 26, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Just when fans think that the Philadelphia Eagles season couldn't get any lower, they lose at home to the 2-8 Carolina Panthers in a game marred by turnovers and missed opportunities.

In other words, it was like any other Eagles game this season, which again brings about the question of Andy Reid's job security.

Reid's hot seat at this point is already causing a five-alarm fire. The Eagles are now in a seven-game losing streak (their longest since 1994, prompting then-new Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to fire head coach Rich Kotite) and are standing at 3-8 and in last place in the NFC East. 

This Monday Night Football game against Carolina was very indicative of Philadelphia's 2012 season. Despite being down 14-3 after one quarter, the Eagles managed to come back to go up 15-14 going into halftime.

However, the second half would see the Eagles get outscored 16-7, thanks in part to three fumbles, two of them by running back Bryce Brown (who was otherwise having a breakout game, running for 178 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries).

With their two superstars Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy hurt, it's pretty safe to say that the Eagles playoff chances are now completely dashed. This wasn't what Lurie was hoping for when he stated that 8-8 would be "unacceptable" prior to the start of the season.

If 8-8 would've been enough to get Andy Reid fired, than logic would dictate that 3-8 after 11 games should get Reid canned before the end of the season. To make matters worse, the Eagles will travel to Dallas in Week 13 for another prime-time game against the Cowboys.

The only way for Reid's hot seat to get any hotter would be if the Eagles were to embarrass themselves on Sunday Night Football against a Cowboys team that itself is reeling and likely facing changes in the offseason.