Eagles' coaches called 48 passes and 13 rushes -- though trailing by a touchdown or less most of the game.
Pass-Wacky Is Putting It Mildly :When you're way behind, you call lots of passes and end up with crummy rushing stats. But the Eagles were not way behind at Atlanta -- trailing briefly by 14 points, they trailed by a touchdown or less for most of the contest. Yet Philadelphia coaches called 48 passes and just 13 runs. (This counts sacks and a scramble as called passes.) Trying to pass on 79 percent of your snaps in a close game is, as ecologists say, not sustainable. It was especially amusing when the Eagles, making no attempt to rush, called play-action fakes. Talk about an empty threat! This was contrast to the Falcons, whose play fakes were credible because they were rushing well and often. The game's biggest play, Michael-Mike Vick's 58-yard throw to Michael Jenkins to the Philadelphia 1, setting up the winning score, was a play fake. Philadelphia safeties crashed the line when Vick play faked, because the Falcons were rushing well and often. When Donovan McNabb play faked, Atlanta safeties ignored it.
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