Sep 192011
Eagles RB LeSean McCoy carries the ball vs the Falcons

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy carries the ball vs the Falcons (photo: Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images)

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Eagles blow lead, lose Vick in loss to Falcons

September 19 CSN Philly 

One game, two very bad losses.  The Eagles blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead and lost 35-31 to the Falcons Sunday night at the Georgia Dome, and they also lost quarterback Michael Vick with a concussion.  There was no immediate word how long Vick will be out, but he left the game late in the third quarter with a concussion and didn’t return.

QB Kafka shows he can play in loss to Falcons

September 19 CSN Philly 

Mike Kafka showed he can play.  On his first play in place of Michael Vick – and first regular-season snap of his career – in Sunday night’s rollercoaster loss to Atlanta, Kafka handed the ball to LeSean McCoy.  On the second snap, Kafka tossed the ball to McCoy, who lost two yards and fumbled. McCoy recovered it, Falcons defensive end John Abraham was called for roughing the passer, and on the next play McCoy ran in a two-yard touchdown that put the Eagles up 31-21.

No lead safe for Eagles

September 19 Courier-Post 

When does a 10-point lead seem very, very surmountable?  When you’re the Eagles — ahead on the road, in a dome, facing an explosive offense and with your indispensable quarterback hobbling off the field looking queasy and disoriented.  That’s when a 10-point cushion seemed like a suffocating deficit, and it soon became one as the Falcons scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to go ahead by four.

Eagles’ Vick suffers concussion in loss to Falcons

September 19 

Eagles QB Michael Vick’s return to Atlanta was cut short after he left Sunday night’s game against the Falcons with a concussion during the third quarter and did not return.  He was taken to the locker room for further evaluation.  Initially, Vick’s injury had been classified as a neck injury, but coach Andy Reid confirmed it as a concussion in his post-game press conference. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that an Eagles source described Vick’s concussion as “slight.” Vick did not speak with the media.

Jeremy Maclin has breakout game against Falcons – again

September 19 

Jeremy Maclin had his coming out party Sunday night.  The rest of the nation found out what Philadelphia has known for a year now: The Eagles wide receiver is a budding star. Yes, the Eagles already have a superstar wideout in DeSean Jackson. But on a night when Jackson was held in check, Maclin carried the pass-catchers – until the bitter end.

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