Monday, May 4, 2015

Game changed on Hobbs' fumble

At halftime, the Eagles were probably feeling pretty good about themselves.

Game changed on Hobbs' fumble

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At halftime, the Eagles were probably feeling pretty good about themselves.

Kevin Kolb and the offense went 65 yards in 43 seconds to set up a 32-yard field goal by David Akers, cutting the Saints' lead to 17-13 to close out the second quarter.

Kolb had exceeded expectations through the first 30 minutes. The offensive line had played well. And while the defense certainly was not doing much to limit Drew Brees and company, it had kept the Eagles in the game.

But after the intermission, momentum swung immediately.

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Ellis Hobbs did not feel Malcolm Jenkins charging behind him, and the rookie stripped knocked the football out of his hands. The Saints recovered and the offense took over at the Eagles' 22 yard line.

Three plays later, it was 24-13.

The Hobbs play was just one part of a sloppy effort by the Eagles on special teams.

Field position was a huge factor in the second half. The Saints started touchdown drives at the Eagles' 22, the Eagles' 24 and their own 48.

Can't give Brees and company that kind of field position and still expect to be in the game.

Much more to come shortly.
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