Let's start with what I didn't like.
- Desean Jackson not catching the football. (I think he's playing scared)
- Andy Reid's decision to kick a field goal to go from down 15 to down 12. By making the decision to kick the field goal he made winning only possible by recovery of an onside kick. Fourth and goal on the 18 is highly unlikely, but even if you don't make it you're not in much worse position than having kicked a field goal. And, with Vick and Jackson, magic can happen.
- The play calling inside the Bear's 10 yard line. How many times did Vick just drop back and sit in the pocket? The Bears rush four and have 7 in coverage in what is very limited space that close to the goal line. Vick has no where to throw while Peppers and co. are bearing down on him.
So what should they have done? How about rolling Vick out? Then the pressure is on the coverage. The DBs have to decide to stay in coverage or step up and stop Vick from running. The Eagles offense made it too easy for the Bears in the red zone.
What I liked after the jump.
There's not a lot I liked.
- Even without the big play the Eagles moved the ball fairly easily, until the Bear 10 yard line that is. Vick isn't just a big play QB.
- The Eagles fought until the final whistle. This was the first game this year where I saw the D (any team's D) attack the line of scrimmage on a kneel down. They didn't give up. They argued and fought after the onside kick. They wanted to win. They hated to lose. I like that attitude.
I think they win if Asante had played.