Eagles Staring Up at Rest of NFC East
PHILADELPHIA--The Philadelphia Eagles were looking at getting their record back to .500, at 3-3. They had a 16-12 lead on the Chicago Bears on Sunday evening at Lincoln Financial Field. They'd pinned the Bears at their 3-yard line with less than two minutes to play. The Bears were out of timeouts.
Maybe the Eagles had another turnaround in them, one year after winning their final five regular season games to rebound from a 5-6 record and capture the NFC East title for the fifth time in six years.
Or maybe not. The Eagles let the Bears go 97 yards for the winning touchdown, and the 19-16 defeat dropped their record to 2-4. They're two games behind the third-place team in the NFC East--the Washington Redskins, at 4-2--and 3-1/2 games behind the division-leading Dallas Cowboys. Those in their quiet locker room Sunday night knew they'd let a major opportunity slip by.
"I am at a loss for words right now," defensive end Juqua Thomas said. "This is a bad loss.... We had this game won."
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Posted by: pack4life | October 22, 2007 3:04 PM
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