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NFL Owner Reportedly Skipped Game Out Of Frustration

A general view of the Philadelphia Eagles stadium.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 06: A general view prior to the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 6, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Eagles are going through one of their worst seasons under head coach Doug Pederson. At 3-6-1, even owner Jeffrey Lurie is getting frustrated.

According to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lurie skipped last week's road game against the Cleveland Browns. At the time, an Eagles spokesperson said that his absence was out of an abundance of caution due to the ongoing pandemic.

But that explanation appears to be untrue. Per McLane's report, his absence from the game was out of frustration over the team's recent performance.

McLane also noted that the pandemic has not stopped Lurie from attending games before. He apparently takes a private plane to travel for road games anyway.

Whether or not Jeffrey Lurie refused to attend last week's game out of frustration or not, he has plenty of reason to be disappointed.

The Eagles are 3-6-1, which in any normal season would have them several games out of playoff contention. But in this crazy year, they're only half a game out of first place.

One big problem with the Eagles this year is Carson Wentz, who leads the NFL in turnovers after being safe with the ball for most of the last three years. His struggles are increasingly opening the door for rookie Jalen Hurts to replace him.

The schedule won't be getting any easier either with the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals all on the schedule over the next four weeks. Meanwhile, the Eagles have yet to beat a team with a winning record.

Things may only get more frustrating for Jeffrey Lurie in the weeks ahead. And yet, they could still be in the playoff race at 3-10-1 heading into their final games.

What a year!