Week 11 Grades: McNabb, Eagles embarrass themselves with tie
McNabb completed less than 50 percent of his passes for the second straight week as the Eagles played to a 13-13 tie against the lowly Cincinnati Bengals. A tie, in this instance, might as well be a loss for the Eagles given their remaining schedule. And if a tie is in fact like kissing your sister, the Eagles have one god-awful-looking sister.
McNabb was careless all day, throwing three crucial interceptions, one right into safety
Things got even weirder after the game when McNabb said he did not even realize a game could end in a tie. I watched in awe three times trying to sense if he was kidding or purposely making a preposterous statement to deflect attention away from his horrific performance. I came to the conclusion he really didn't know a game could end in a tie, despite being in the NFL for 10 years. Don't sweat the details, Donovan, because in this case a tie was the same as a loss.
No, the Ravens did not have their streak of 28 straight games without giving up a 100-yard rusher snapped. But what happened on Sunday was worse. Baltimore gave up 207 yards rushing to the Giants three-headed monster that was fueled early on by man-child
When three backs average of 6.3 yards per carry, you know the relatively unknown soldiers up front are having a field day. The beauty of the Giants' offensive line is it is not made up of elite athletes who are perennial Pro Bowl picks. Rather, it is a unit that values substance over style and whose trademarks are intelligence and toughness. That intelligence allowed the Giants to pick up
The Chicago pass defense, meanwhile, was porous as usual, with
The Bears offense wasn't much better, finishing with just nine first downs. Chicago was playing for sole possession of first place in its division on Sunday, but you couldn't tell by watching.
Williams has his second consecutive spectacular scoring run in as many weeks as the offensive line opened up huge holes. I expect the Panthers to lean heavily on their relentless young and talented pairing as we head down the stretch to the playoffs.