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Eagles Blow Another FourthQuarter Lead, Lose To Bears – SportsUntapped.com
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Added November 8th, 2011 by Chalk

Eagles Blow Another Fourth-Quarter Lead, Lose To Bears
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For the fourth time this season, the Philadelphia Eagles had a lead in the fourth quarter but went on to lose, this time getting outscored 10-0 in the final 15 minutes Monday night to lose 30-24 at home to the Chicago Bears. So hyped up before the season, the Eagles are now 3-5 halfway through the season and will need a helluva run to make the playoffs.

Coach Andy Reid, who called a failed fake punt in the fourth quarter, didn’t have much to say for his team’s lack of killer instinct beyond his team obviously not being where it needs to be. “We need to keep getting better, is what we need to do,” was Reid’s monumental insight. One way to get better would probably be getting rid of Reid.

Eagles superstar quarterback Michael Vick wasn’t pointing any fingers after the loss. “Obviously, we’ve dug this hole ourselves, we’ve got to dig ourselves out of it,” said Vick, who completed 21 of 38 passes for 213 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.

The Bears weren’t perfect, but did enough to recover from their mistakes and improve to 5-3. Bears running back Matt Forte fumbled for the first time in 347 touches in the first quarter, and it was run back 22 yards for a game-tying touchdown. Forte then fumbled again in the third quarter, setting up a LeSean McCoy touchdown that gave the Eagles their first and last lead at 24-17. But Forte still managed to pound out 133 rushing yards on 24 carries. “It’s hard to forget about [the fumbles],” said Forte, who ran for 133 yards on 24 carries. “It happens as a running back, but you have to forget about it and move on to the next play.”

 
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