Eagles get throttled by Giants in Andy Reid's final game
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - At 5:01 p.m. on Sunday, Andy Reid walked through the double doors of the visitors' locker room at MetLife Stadium. He greeted his wife and daughter. Together, the three sat on a golf cart waiting to be taken to the team bus.
From there, Reid returned to South Philadelphia and prepared for his exit as coach of the Eagles.
One hour earlier, Reid experienced the worst loss of the worst season in his 14 years as coach. The New York Giants dominated the Eagles, 42-7, and Reid's team finished 4-12, the poorest record of his career. He stood in front of the underachieving players that he assembled, a roster that finished 12-20 in the last two seasons, and told them, "There will be better days ahead."
Those days will not include Reid. He was informed Friday that he will not be the coach next season, according to two sources, and owner Jeffrey Lurie is expected to announce the decision Monday. The Eagles' 12 losses are the most since the team went 3-13 in 1998, a season that prompted Lurie to fire Ray Rhodes and hire Reid.