The Story of the Eagles Season, in Two Charts

When the Eagles beat the Super Bowl champion New York Giants this fall to move to 3-1, it looked like the Vick experiment was working out again and the Eagles were headed for another division win, after an off-year in ’11. By the time they were smothered by Eli and co. in Week 17, the Vick’s era had long fizzled out and Andy Reid’s imminent firing was a foregone conclusion. Well, has compiled a handy “watchability” index for all 256 NFL games played this season, based on “Closeness,” “Scoring,” (more is better) “Meaningfulness,” and “Result” (upsets). The Week 4 contest between the Giants and Birds? Top-5. The Week 17 drubbing? Bottom-5. [Deadspin]