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After beating Philadelphia in Week 9, Drew Brees noted that the book of the 2012 New Orleans Saints has yet to be written. Meanwhile, for the Eagles, it looks like the same old story.
The Saints hit Vick 18 times on 53 dropbacks and sacked him seven times for a loss of 46 yards.
The Eagles had two turnovers and one of the most talked about plays of the week.
Brandon Boykin threw to a hidden Riley Cooper on a kickoff return, who laid flat in the end zone until jumping up to catch an intended lateral pass from Boykin. Cooper sprinted for a touchdown but the play was negated because the pass was a forward throw and drew a penalty.
Throughout the game, coach Andy Reid looked like a "deer in the headlights." Other Eagles coaches looked disengaged, according to ESPN analyst Sal Paolantonio, speaking on Philadelphia's local sports station 97.5 The Fanatic. “It’s not 'if' it’s 'when'” the 14-year era of Andy Reid in Philadelphia will end, Paolantonio concluded.
The Eagles have now dropped to 21st place in ESPN's power rankings, where NFC East writer Dan Graziano said, "A furious finish could, theoretically, still save Andy Reid's job, but being honest, this team looks dead."
In Philadelphia, the last of the Eagles' diehards cling to the hope of a miraculous resurrection.