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Sunday, September 15, 2013
On Jackson, unused timeouts, other notes

By Phil Sheridan

PHILADELPHIA – DeSean Jackson had a brilliant game that could have been epic, and committed a dumb penalty that contributed to a 33-30 loss.

Jackson caught nine passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns. He had a 37-yard touchdown catch negated by a penalty. Plus Jackson was targeted six more times, mostly on deep passes. If he’d caught a couple of those, and the touchdown had counted, Jackson would have flirted with a 300-yard game.

“That’s very frustrating, honestly,” Jackson said of the missed chances. “The touchdown got called back. There was one I caught out of bounds when my right foot stepped out and then the overthrown one that slipped off my hands. But that’s part of the game.”

Also part of the game, albeit an avoidable part, is penalties. When Michael Vick scored a touchdown to give the Eagles a 27-23 fourth-quarter lead, Jackson was caught shoving a defender after the play.

“I kind of lost my emotions a little bit,” Jackson said.

The penalty forced Alex Henery to kick off from the Eagles 20. The Chargers returned it, setting up their offense on the Eagles 39. They scored a touchdown on the drive.