The Philadelphia Eagles never had a chance.
Right out of the gate, the Birds were dominated by the Arizona Cardinals, who smashed Quarterback Michael Vick the whole game, slashed through the defense and crushed the Eagles 27-6.
Which Birds might be for real?
It looks like the Cardinals, whose defense manhandled Vick, shut down DeSean Jackson and neutralized Shady McCoy.
This was an ugly one.
And with the New York Giants next and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons to follow, the 2-1 Eagles need to right the ship before it sinks for the season.
Three more turnovers certainly didn't help.
Two were killers, when rookie DeMarius Johnson fumbled a punt (which led to Cards' points) and when Vick held on to the ball too long and coughed it up for a Cardinals touchdown that ended the first half.
Vick spent most of the game running -- but not like he did a few seasons ago when he was an offensive threat. Vick was running for his life when he wasn't taking hits and licks.
One can argue that the Birds could really be 0-3.
Arizona, led by ex-Eagle Kevin Kolb, moved the ball easily downfield. He found star wideout Larry Fitzgerald nine times, who cut through the secondary like it was Swiss cheese.
The Birds D rebounded in the second half, but the offense could only muster two field goals.
Yes, everyone will start reaching for the panic button. And maybe they should.
The turnovers continue to mount.
Missing from action was wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and that might have hurt Vick. At times, it looked like he had plenty of time but the Cards defense had excellent coverage on Jackson and Celek, giving up easy, meaningless yards to Johnson.
The Cards got off to a quick 17-0 lead and there was no looking back.
The Birds were never in this game. They may have gotten on the plane to Arizona, but they never arrived to play Sunday.
The Cards crushed the Eagles. If the Birds play this way next week, the Giants will destroy them.