NFL Week 14 Recap: Eagles-Dolphins
Posted on 12/12/2011 7:20:43 AM
The Philadelphia Eagles kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 26-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in Miami.
The Dolphins took an early 7-0 lead spearheaded by a blocked Eagles punt. Matt Moore hit Brandon Marshall from 16 yards out to begin the scoring.
But the Eagles stormed back in the second quarter, scoring 24 points off three Miami turnovers. LeSean McCoy scored twice on runs of 2 and 1 yards, respectively, and Michael Vick found DeSean Jackson for a 34 yard TD pass to help the Eagles to a 24-7 lead at the half.
The win kept the Eagles on life support in the hunt for a playoff spot in the NFC. At 5-8, Philadelphia will need major help to secure a wildcard. But the victory halted a two game losing streak, and gives the Eagles some hope entering the final 3 games of the season.
The Dolphins came into the game having won 4 of their last 5, and were primed to keep their hot streak alive after starting the year 0-7.
Matt Moore turned the ball over to the Eagles twice, and threw for just 95 yards on the day.
Philadelphia capped the scoring with a second half safety as Miami backup QB J.P. Losman was tackled in the end zone. Reggie Bush ran for 103 yards on 14 carries in a losing effort.
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