Remember the dream season that the Eagles' constellation of stars seemed to guarantee? It's turning into a nightmare, as the Eagles dropped their fourth game of the 2011 NFL season to the surprising Buffalo Bills.
Ryan Fitzpatrick's solid play (193 passing yards, one touchdown) and Fred Jackson's consistent production (26 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown, and 85 additional receiving yards) helped the Bills win. But the proximate cause of victory was the number the Buffalo defense did on Michael Vick.
Vick accounted for 405 yards through the air and on the ground, and broke the NFL record for rushing yards by a quarterback previously held by Randall Cunningham in the process, but he threw four interceptions, one returned for a touchdown by Nick Barnett. Add Jason Avant's fumble, and the Eagles had five turnovers to Buffalo's one; outgaining the Bills by more than 160 yards wasn't enough to make up for that turnover margin.
LeSean McCoy ran for 80 yards and a touchdown in the loss, while DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin each caught touchdown passes from Vick.
With the win, the Bills move to 4-1 on the season, while the Eagles fall to 1-4 with the loss.
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