Originally posted on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 10/8/12
The Eagles loss in Pittsburgh 16-14 was a game that easily could have been won if it weren’t for the turnover. Michael Vick fumbled 3 times, one erasing a touchdown that would have given them a 7-0 lead and possibly all the first half momentum. Running a quarterback draw the play which Vick lost the ball in the end zone the questionable call of the game. The Eagles were able to run the ball on Pittsburgh in the first half so why would the play have been called?
The Steelers with the return of Rashard Mendenhall, ran the ball effectively for the first time this season, torching the Eagles for 122 yards.(Mendenhall 14 carries 81 yards). Pittsburgh being their own worst enemy in the first quarter moving the ball backward by penalty their first two drives were allowed to stay in the game and after the second Vick fumble, turned their game around. Balanced football and penalty free for the second quarter, Pittsburgh ended the first-half leading 10-0.
The second half the Eagles and Vick managed to hold on to the football and with 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter took their first lead of the game 14-13. But in the same fashion the Eagles won on last drives, in Pittsburgh they would lose. Controlling the clock with a steady dose of Mendenhall and the running game Pittsburgh methodically moved the ball down field eating up the remaining 6 minutes. Sean Suisham kicked a 34 yard field goal with time running out, giving the Steelers a 16-14 win.
Protecting the ball, something that the Eagles were unable to do again at the quarterback position is why the Eagles now stand at 3-2. Putting Vick in the position to win, Coach Andy Reid did not as the Eagles did not run the ball enough or at least they should have run ONE MORE TIME. Ultimately the draw for an attempted touchdown the dumbest call of the day and why the Eagles are 3-2.

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