4:15 PM ET, October 5, 2003
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Patrick Ramsey saw an open receiver, hurried his throw and put his head down.The roar of the crowd let him know the outcome.Ramsey overthrew Laveranues Coles on a 2-point conversion with 13 seconds left, and the Philadelphia Eagles held on to beat the Washington Redskins 27-25 Sunday.
The offensive line isn't doing a bad job of protecting Ramsey. In fact, Ramsey is responsible for some of his sacks. He's waiting too long for the fourth and fifth receivers to open up, and it's costing his team. He has to learn to take what the defense gives him.
Question on the Eagles: Have the Eagles finally found their stride?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
X-rays on McNabb's right leg at halftime were negative. He has a bruised leg. ... Redskins DE Bruce Smith's sack on McNabb in the second quarter moved him within 1½ sacks of tying Reggie White's career record of 198. ... Eagles MLB Mark Simoneau recorded his first career sack in the first quarter. ... Eagles Pro Bowl RG Jermane Mayberry left in the first quarter after aggravating an elbow injury and didn't return. ... Akers, a two-time Pro Bowl kicker, is 6-for-6 on FG attempts this season, including two from longer than 50 yards.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.2||4.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||10:58||DAVID AKERS 52 YD |
Drive: 9 plays, 52 yds, 3:37
|TD||3:32||JON RITCHIE 4 YD PASS FROM DONOVAN MCNABB (DAVID AKERS KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 18 yds, 2:46
|TD||9:04||PATRICK RAMSEY 1 YD RUN (JOHN HALL KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 1 yds, 1:09
|FG||13:53||DAVID AKERS 36 YD |
Drive: 55 plays, 9 yds, 4:49
|FG||14:55||JOHN HALL 48 YD |
Drive: 5 plays, 37 yds, 1:02
|FG||7:27||JOHN HALL 45 YD |
Drive: 14 plays, 49 yds, 6:21
|TD||11:45||NDUKWE KALU 15 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (DAVID AKERS KICK)||13||20|
|FG||6:04||JOHN HALL 37 YD |
Drive: 9 plays, 55 yds, 3:12
|TD||11:50||BRIAN WESTBROOK 19 YD RUN (DAVID AKERS KICK) |
Drive: 11 plays, 70 yds, 5:46
|FG||13:46||JOHN HALL 53 YD |
Drive: 8 plays, 31 yds, 1:51
|TD||14:47||DARNERIEN MCCANTS 32 YD PASS FROM PATRICK RAMSEY (TWO-POINT CONVERSION FAILED) |
Drive: 5 plays, 57 yds, 1:01