Philadelphia Eagles – The Eagles probably won’t go to the Super Bowl this year, but Philadelphia sure gave fans a show last Sunday by unleashing Michael Vick who seemed to dominate the game against Miami.
Bullied by a relentless pass rush that came hard and fast from the edges, the Dolphins surrendered a franchise-record tying nine sacks and saw their three-game home winning streak come to an abrupt end with a 26-10, injury-filled loss to Philadelphia.
In the end, it wasn’t Michael Vick or LeSean McCoy who drove the Dolphins nuts. It was Eagles defensive ends Trent Cole and Jason Babin, who each tallied three sacks and took turns abusing right tackle Marc Colombo and backup left tackle Nate Garner, who came in for former No. 1-overall pick Jake Long after he went down with a back injury on the second offensive series of the game.
“All the blame is squarely on our shoulders,” left guard Richie Incognito said of the Dolphins offensive line, who had given up just eight sacks over their previous five games.
“We got [starting quarterback] Matt [Moore] hurt, and then [backup] J.P. [Losman] went down, so it is squarely on our shoulders.”
The Dolphins, who had won four of their last five coming in, turned the ball over three times in a span of eight offensive plays in the second quarter which led to a 24-point barrage by the Eagles (5-8).
Before Sunday’s meltdown, the Dolphins (4-9) had turned the ball over just three times in their previous five games combined.