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Knee-Jerk Reactions: The Worst Kind Of Eagles Loss

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- If I were to classify this game in one word, I would call it drunk.

It started off so fun for Eagles fans and then kaboom. It just blew up in our faces.

• You can't win a game when: Your QB gets hurt, you miss a 32-yard FG, you allow a blocked punt, you force takeaways, you lose the turnover battle, and you tip a ball that goes 30 feet up in the air which lands into the hands of your opponent for a touchdown.

• That's sickening.
• Sam Bradford.
• He had an excellent first quarter: 7-8, 106 yards, 1 TD
• In fact, he had a great first half: 16-20, 196 yards, 1 TD
• But then, the worst happened: Bradford suffered a left-shoulder injury (X-rays negative) and a concussion.
• Enter Mark Sanchez.
• Sanchez was 14-23 for 156 yards, 0 TD's, and one very, very, very costly INT.
• Sanchez actually had the Eagles' offensive moving.
• With 6:27 left in the game down 20-19, the Eagles got the ball from the 50.
• Sanchez drove them to the 9-yard line. Worst case, you would think, the Eagles take a 22-20 lead on a FG.
• But Sanchez threw an interception on a pass intended for Miles Austin, who had an atrocious game.
• Austin wasn't open and the decision by Sanchez to throw that ball was embarrassing, but Austin didn't help either.

• The run game?
DeMarco Murray had 61 yards on 20 carries, Ryan Mathews, who left the game with a concussion, had 18 yards on eight carries, and Darren Sproles had 3 carries for 0 yards.
• The offensive line was putrid.
Jason Kelce said it was the "worst game of my entire life."
Zach Ertz had seven catches on 10 targets for 68 yards, but had a TD catch taken back due to an illegal shift by, you guessed it, Riley Cooper (who had 0 catches).
• After the game Ertz, who has yet to find the end zone this season, said, "I don't call the plays in the red zone."

• Defensively, the Eagles played well for the most part, allowing just 289 total yards.
• However, entering the game with 20 takeaways (2nd in NFL), they had none vs. the Dolphins.
Malcolm Jenkins led the team with 10 tackles and continues to be the leader of the team

Mychal Kendricks, after a shaky start to the game, had a big sack. He finished with six tackles.
• The Eagles had four sacks and a safety.
• Sure, the division keeps them alive, but it's nearly impossible to have faith in this team after that loss. It was as devastating as they come.

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