Sunday, September 9, 2007


The Eagles were supposed to be vulnerable defensively, particularly at linebacker. That obviously wasn't the case in the first half against the Packers Sunday. The defense held the Packers to 106 yards and five first downs. It was special teams and the offense that gave the Packers all of their points leaving the teams deadlocked, 10-10, at the intermission. Greg Lewis' muffed punt was recovered in the end zone for the Packers touchdown. It looked like Matt Schobel had it but Tracy White wrestled it away. Donovan McNabb's interception set up the 53-yard field goal by rookie Mason Crosby, the defense having limited the Pack to minus-1 yard following the turnover. The Eagles also committed four penalties for 41 yards, although that could have been worse. One of those penalties resulted from play-calling that was incredibly suspect at the outset, McNabb getting flagged for intentional grounding on a flea flicker. The defense gave McNabb almost the entire half to get into a rhythm. His eight-yard TD pass to Jason Avant with 6 minutes left knotted the game.


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