Rapid Reaction: Eagles 13, Bengals 13

November, 16, 2008
11/16/08
8:36
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

For the first time since 2002, an NFL game ended in a tie. And it turns out quarterback Donovan McNabb and some of his teammates were the last to know. McNabb admitted after the game that he wasn't aware that the league only had one overtime period.

The Eagles were fortunate to salvage the tie. Bengals kicker Shayne Graham pushed a 47-yard attempt wide right at the end of regulation. But even if they'd somehow won the game, the Eagles were once again exposed as being horribly flawed team.

When you're 3-of-18 on third-down conversions, you don't even deserve a tie. And once again, the Eagles were awful in third- and fourth-and-1 situations. They converted only once in those situations, which might be the reason Andy Reid shied away from going for it in overtime.

Once again, the Eagles' inability to have anything resembling a running game led to their undoing. All-Pro running back Brian Westbrook had 3 yards or less on nine of his 14 carries. He finished with a combined 71 yards rushing and receiving.

McNabb had another awful outing. For the second consecutive week, he didn't even complete half of his passes. He had a career-high 58 attempts and he threw three interceptions for the first time since 2006. At this rate, Reid and McNabb are both campaigning to lose their jobs.

The defense played reasonably well, collecting eight sacks.

Much more to come on this game throughout the week.

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