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Nats' doubleheader sweep adds to tough week for Philadelphia sports fans

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When it rains, it pours. For Philadelphia sports, this week has been a torrential downpour.

The Nationals' doubleheader sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday was just the latest disappointing -- maybe even soul-crushing -- result Philadelphia teams and fans have experienced since Sunday. 

As the calendar turned to a new week, the Eagles and Phillies have played a combined five contests. The combined record? 0-5.

After the Eagles fell to the Rams on Sunday, some supporters in the city probably stated "How could this week get any worse?" Turns out the Phillies decided to say "just you wait." Obviously, fans are reacting exactly as one would expect

It's not just the losses that sting for the team and fans, but the circumstances surrounding the poor play. For the Eagles, the defeat at the hands of Los Angeles drops them to 0-2 (they also blew a big lead to the Washington Football Team in Week 1, in case you forgot). It's still early, but it's clear that Carson Wentz and company don't look like a team that was once again expected to compete in the NFC.

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While the Eagles still have time to turn things around, the Phillies really don't. A loss to the Blue Jays followed by three straight losses to the Nationals has somewhat derailed the team's postseason aspirations.

 

With the regular season coming to a close this weekend, Philadelphia now sits behind the Marlins for the second guaranteed spot in the NL East and behind the Brewers and Giants for the No. 8 seed. At this time, they are on the outside looking in, largely due to the Nationals. Sound familiar?

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The Phillies have one more game against the Nationals followed by three games against the Tampa Bay Rays -- one of baseball's best teams in 2020. As for the Eagles, they take on Joe Burrow and the Bengals in Week 3.

The losses have made it a tough week in Philadelphia, but the worst thing? It's only Wednesday.