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Eagles Fail in Red Zone, Lose 4th Straight

Eagles manage just 13 points despite 5 trips inside the red zone as Saints win 28-13



    The Eagles went 0-fer the red zone as they failed to keep up with the Saints as they lost 28-13 in New Orleans.

    Michael Vick threw for 272 yards and one touchdown and LeSean McCoy ran for 119 yards as the Eagles offense out gained the Saints 447 to 371 total yards but thanks to two turnovers, two field goals and one turnover on downs in five trips inside the Saints’ 20, the Eagles lost.

    The Eagles controlled much of the clock early on in the game but Vick threw an interception inside the 5-yard line that bounced off Brent Celek and wound up as a 99-yard interception return for a TD by New Orleans’ Patrick Robinson. Celek then was the goat as he fumbled during a fourth-quarter trip inside the 20.

    Vick of course spent much of the night trying not to get sacked, especially after starting right tackle Todd Herremans was lost to a leg injury. On the night Vick was sacked seven times.

    The Eagles whole evening could be summed up though in the kick return for a touchdown by Riley Cooper that was called back because Brandon Boykin hit Cooper with an illegal forward pass. The trick play would have closed the Eagles to within a touchdown, instead they were left having to drive the length of the field.

    The Eagles of course also shoulders some blame as they missed tackle after tackle on back-to-back Saints touchdown drives in the first half. They also allowed a third quarter 10-play, 70-yard touchdown drive after a Saints special teams fumble allowed the Eagles to cut the lead to 21-13 with about 7 minutes left in the quarter.

    With the Cowboys looming on Sunday and the Birds losers of four straight, plenty of Eagles fans will be asking if Andy Reid has coached his final game as Eagles head coach.

    If Reid is let go who do you think the Eagles should hire.