Saints Pound Vick And The Eagles, 28-13BREAKING NEWS, Eagles, Front Office, News Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
The Eagles offense piled up 447 yards with 221 coming on the ground and 226 coming from their air attack, but they were couldn’t score a single touchdown though they got in the red zone five times. I thought their execution was poor in the red zone and the play calling was pathetic.
The defense missed far too many tackles. I can understand them allowing passing yards to Drew Brees, but letting the Saints run the ball for 140 yards is ridiculous. New Orleans had come into the league with the worst running game amongst the 32 teams.
They don’t have enough size at the wide receiver position or the power-needed on the offensive line to be effective in the red zone. I knew LeSean McCoy would miss Jason Peters this season. It is clearly where they lost the football game.
McCoy had a big day with 119 yards rushing on 19 carries, but he couldn’t do anything in the red zone.
Remember the Birds were battling a Saints defense which came into the game allowing 30 points a game. Statistically, they are the worst defense in the league, yet the Eagles offense was able to score only 13 points in the game.
The Birds offense allowed 371 yards to the Saints and was unable to deal with New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees and Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham. Brees was 21 of 27 for 229 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 128.2 quarterback rating.
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was sacked seven times during the game last night. He was pounded and pummeled like it was a heavyweight championship fight. I thought he played fairly well when you consider how many times he was hit and slammed to the ground. He completed 22 of 41 passes for 271 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
In the biggest play of the game, I thought the Eagles were robbed on the interception which was returned for a touchdown. The defender seemed to be holding Brent Celek’s left arm when the ball arrived, so he could only stick out his right arm. Of course he tipped the ball and it was returned for a touchdown.
The Eagles offensive line was flat out awful. The team would have been wise to leave them here in Philadelphia when they jumped on the plane to New Orleans.
Rookie offensive lineman Dennis Kelly looked like a turnstile and he let pass rusher after pass rusher go by him on the way to deliver knockout shots on Vick. His lateral movement was as bad as I’ve ever seen from a NFL blocker. He started out the game chasing pass rushers as they went by him on the way to Vick.
Demetress Bell came in the game as a substitute for Todd Herremans. They would have been better if they had just left the position open. Many times he let the guy who was rushing the passer go by him, but he also helped out with penalties.
King Dunlap is a decent backup but he’s not good enough to start in this league.
I’m convinced that center Dallas Reynolds isn’t an NFL player. He gets overpowered far too many times.
Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha missed at least four tackles during the game. Brandon Graham made a big play by stripping Brees of the ball with the Saints marching to another touchdown.
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