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Sunday, November 9, 2008
Eagles back in it -- for the moment

By Dan Graziano

Posted by's Matt Mosley

I'm sitting here trying to figure out why one of the most punishing running backs in the league feels the need to hop up in the air during runs. Brandon Jacobs was having another strong outing until he decided to try to leap an Eagles defender after a big gain over the left side. Eagles linebacker Chris Gocong destroyed Jacobs, and separated him from the ball in the process.

The anemic Eagles offense found a way to punch the ball in the end zone and we once again have a ballgame on our hands. Eagles fans just booed Vice President-elect Joe Biden, who is sitting in owner Jeff Lurie's luxury suite. Tough crowd.

Oops. McNabb just gave the momentum away with one of the worst picks I've seen him throw. He was trying to fit the ball into DeSean Jackson on a deep fade, and he underthrew it by five yards. Fairly easy interception for Giants cornerback Sam Madison. And even if the ball was on the money, it looked like safety Kenny Phillips would've arrived in time to break it up. To be such a excellent quarterback, McNabb still makes some back-breaking mistakes. Only his fifth interception of the season, but this was a doozy.