Updating again: The Eagles just had to punt after failing to pick up a blitz on third and 7 from the Bengals' 46. They trail 13-10, having clicked offensively for only a handful of plays all day, one of them a 57-yard catch-and-run to Hank Baskett that set up their lone touchdown, on a 2-yard TD pass to L.J. Smith. For the first time in more than two years, Donovan McNabb has thrown three interceptions in a game. The Eagles can't run with any authority, and McNabb seems to be forcing balls into coverage.
At the end of the third, McNabb was 17 for 34 for 231 yards and a 45.1 passer rating. He was being outplayed by the immortal Ryan Fitzpatrick (19 for 27, 189 yards, no interceptions, a 102.2 passer rating.
Updating previously, the Eagles' offense followed its awful first quarter with a worse second quarter. As the Birds seemed to be driving for at least a go-ahead field goal, the score tied 3-3, first and 10 on the Bengals' 22, Donovan McNabb looked to L.J. Smith over the middle and failed to notice Cincinnati linebacker Brandon Johnson standing between them. Johnson made the easy pick, on the third snap after the two-minute warning, and ran it back 35 yards.