The Eagles didn't get much from Michael Vick and even less from their defense, but Philadelphia was still in a position to drive for the win with four minutes left in the game against the Bears on Monday Night Football. Chicago stopped them.
The Bears scored the last 13 points of the game to beat the Eagles 30-24 in Philadelphia, moving to 5-3 with their third consecutive win.
Chicago could have put the game away earlier if Matt Forte hadn't lost two fumbles, both of which led to touchdowns for the Eagles. But when he held onto the ball, Forte was unstoppable. The Bears running back torched the Eagles for 133 yards (although Marion Barber had Chicago's lone rushing TD). Jay Cutler was impressive as well, passing for 200+ yards and two touchdowns.
It Was Over When: Jeremy Maclin lost his balance and fell down a yard short of the first down on fourth and ten on the Eagles final drive. Video below:
Injury Notes: Eagles safety Nate Allen left the game in the first half with a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion. Philadelphia also lost Asante Samuel to a groin laceration (!) but the cornerback returned to the game (!!!). Devin Hester also left the game late with an apparent ankle injury.
What It Means For Philadelphia: This one is tough for the Eagles. Philadelphia had a home game with a chance to get back to .500. Now at 3-5, the Eagles sit three back in the NFC East and their postseason hopes once again seem questionable.
What It Means For Chicago: This is a confidence booster. Minus a few mistakes, the Bears looked great on the road, under the lights of national television against a hot Eagles team. Now with their third straight win the Bears (5-3) might be the hottest team in the NFC not called the Packers.
The Lasting Image: