Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Eagles-Bears game was a 4:15pm start which meant I had to consider newspaper deadline pressure. When the Eagles finally scored the first touchdown of the game, I shot it (left) and ran through the tunnel back to the workroom to process it and send it. I finished quickly and with that out of the way, I decided to try and get back on the field for some post-game celebration. There was a minute left in the game and looking around for someone on the Eagles bench cheering on the crowd or some such thing. I kept wandering and then realized that the Bears were actually moving down the field. I got to about the 20-yd line in time to catch the Bears' score with nine seconds remaining (right). They had gone 97 yds with no timeouts. Game over.

Here's the tale of two quarterbacks: Bears QB Brian Griese avoids a sack by Lito Sheppard and Donovan McNabb gets sacked in the 4th quarter by a few people.

Except for the last drive, the Eagles defense was OK. Here, Sheldon Brown breaks up a third down pass attempt to Chicago Bears WR Muhsin Muhammad (he's the giy who would later catch the game-winning TD) in the 2nd quarter.

The Eagles' biggest weapon, Brian Westbrook, wound up with 119 yds combined, but he's just one man.