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MAN-ning Down, Eagles Top Bengals

Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by ThaBayouChef, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. ThaBayouChef

    ThaBayouChef Walk On

    Jul 19, 2012
    It was a game between two first place teams in their respected divisions. The Eagles atop the NFC East at 6-5, the Bengals atop the AFC North at 7-4. Both teams came into the game needing the W to put separation between themselves and their divisional opponents. It started out very rough for Philadelphia and looked like it would be one of those games where they just wouldn't get anything go their way. After forcing the Bengals into a quick 3 and out on their opening drive, the Eagle offense would take the field. They came out running behind Lesean McCoy and would march down to the Bengal 41 yard line. McCoy would then come up 1 yard short of a first down, and opting to play the field position game coach Lazaroe decided to punt. In what would have been a beautiful punt inside the 15 yard line, it turned into disaster for the Eagles. The return man, with one blade of grass between his foot and the white sideline, would cut back across the field and get around the Eagle return team. 75 yards later he would find paydirt and put the Bengals up 7-0. On the very next drive the Bengals D would come up big and get their first turnover of the day. One play after that, Bengals rookie Dione Butler would break the Eagles line and march 55 yards to put the Bengals up 14-0. After that, however; the Philadelphia Eagles would go into pressure mode. Tannehill would find his 3-headed receiving core time and time again. Denarius Moore and Jeremy Maclin each ended up with 90+ receiving yards on 7 combined catches. Desean Jackson added three of his own for 55 yards. Behind running backs McCoy and Dion Lewis, who had a career long 79 yard TD run, the Eagles would eventually pull away. The key in this one, however; would end up being the Eagles pass D and Peyton Manning's inability to beat it. Manning had similar stats to his younger brother Eli, who was pulled late in the game a couple weeks back against this stingy Eagles D. Manning would end the game 6-13 passing for only a meer 36 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT. Philly pressured Manning all day long and combined for 4 sacks, 1 which led to a fumble near the goal line and a safety. Eagles DB Curtis Marsh would come up with the late INT and seal the game for the Eagles. Philly wins this one, 29-17.

    The Eagles will go to 7-5 on the season and are riding a 5 game win streak. They'll travel to New York next week to face that other Manning. And if NY beats Washington this week, it could be for a division clinch for the Eagles. The Bengals, now 7-5 as well, will travel to Washington to take on RGIII and the Redskins. They'll definitely need to get that W to keep pace in the tough AFC North.

    Player of the Game:

    PHI WR Denarius Moore - 3 Catches, 92 Yards, 1 TD
    PHI MLB Demeco Ryans - 7 Tackels, 1 Sack

    Stat of the Game:

    Eagles outgained the Bengals 434 yards to 144 yards, only 13 of which came through the air. The Eagles passed for 287 yards and ran for 147.


    gg Hulk_hagen_55 ... Good luck in the division race!
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  2. Hulk_hagen_55

    Hulk_hagen_55 Hulkamaniac

    Jul 2, 2010
    great game man. man that fumble that seemed to bounce like 10 yards for a saftey changed the whole game..
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