Marcus Hayes: Carson Wentz, Eagles squander a 17-point lead to kick off season of COVID-19 and social justice

Philadelphia needed this. A diversion. A release. Some vehicle of unity, even if that unity is rage.Your 2020 Philadelphia Eagles.With a backdrop of displays in support of social justice, playing against a team that finally admitted its nickname was offensive, Philadelphia’s football team played a football game in this moment of COVID-19 and strife.Well, they played 20 minutes of a football game, anyway. They turned a 17-0 lead into a 27-17 loss. They saw a decimated roster wither further. Carson Wentz and the Birds left Landover, Md., as the newest, biggest target of a town whose sports fans …

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