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Reid, McNabb don't talk to each other about benching until after loss

The move Philadelphia head coach Andy Reid thought would provide a spark completely backfired, as the Eagles collapsed in the wake of the second-half benching of QB Donovan McNabb, James Walker writes.

Updated: August 6, 2009, 5:21 PM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

BALTIMORE -- For the first time in his entire football career, a healthy Donovan McNabb stood on the sidelines in a helpless state of mind.

The Philadelphia Eagles franchise quarterback looked uncomfortable during his second-half benching Sunday. His face had a look of disappointment, shock and loneliness. With a hood over his head, it suggested McNabb also experienced a sense of embarrassment.

He was not alone. The Baltimore Ravens embarrassed the Eagles in a 36-7 ...

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