Chip Kelly said "that's on me," that the Eagles didn't call timeout to keep Michael Vick from missing a snap with two minutes and three seconds left in Sunday's game. Nick Foles threw incomplete into the end zone, setting up third down. The Eagles ended up kicking a field goal instead of taking the lead with a touchdown. "I didn't think we could" take a timeout and keep Vick in the game, after he was slammed to the turf by San Diego defensive end Jarius Wynn.
Kelly acknowledged he could have bled more time off the clock on that drive, leaving the Chargers with less to work with on what turned out to be their march to a game-winning field goal.
"When you look at it in hindsight, we didn't score (a touchdown), we kicked a field goal, so it was tied -- we wanted to try to score a touchdown and go up four, then make them have to drive the entire field ... obviously, if you look back at it, we probably should have run the clock down."
The Eagles hurried to throw an incomplete pass to Brent Celek, snapping the ball with 2:09 left, instead of waiting for the two-minute warning. That was the play Vick was thrown down on, so Alex Henery ended up kicking his 32-yard tying field goal with 1:55 left, more than enough time for Philip Rivers on a day when the Chargers owned the Eagles' secondary.