Enigmatic Eagles seek answers after blown leads

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Associated Press

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 15 at 3:00 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Andy Reid uses the word "pathetic" to describe the performance of the Philadelphia Eagles, it must've been really bad.

The Eagles blew a 10-point lead with 5:18 left and lost 26-23 in overtime to Detroit on Sunday to fall to 3-3 going into their bye week. It was the second straight game they wasted a late lead, a common theme over the past two seasons.

Throughout his 14 seasons as head coach, Reid typically accepts blame after each loss, filling his news conferences with quotes such as: "I have to do a better job" and "I have to put the players in better position to perform."

After uttering those phrases several times Monday, Reid was uncharacteristically critical of the offense for its last two series. Michael Vick and Co. went three-and-out late in the game, allowing the Lions enough time to get the tying field goal to force overtime. After winning the coin toss, they went three-and-out again with Vick getting sacked on the first two plays to lose 21 yards.

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