The "Dream Team" has been trapped in a nightmare for the past three weeks. After cruising to an easy win in St. Louis in Week 1, the Eagles have failed to score in the fourth quarter in their last three games and are now at the bottom of the NFC East at 1-3. Philadelphia closed the first quarter of the 2011 season by giving up three touchdowns in the second half points and allowing the 49ers to get a huge upset win on the road. The fans at Lincoln Financial Field even began chanting for the Phillies at the end of the game.
One week after complaining about not getting the same calls as other quarterbacks, Michael Vick expressed his frustration again at his postgame press conference.
This is what he had to say after being asked about his feelings on being 1-3:
"Do I really have to explain that? Do I really have to explain how I'm feeling right now at 1-3? Do I really have to explain that to everyone here? It’s frustrating. I can’t put that into words."
Later, Vick took responsibility for the loss and said that there are plenty of things he could do better. However, as Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk pointed out, Vick probably did more than enough to put his team in a position to win on Sunday, going 30-for-46 for 416 passing yards (career-high) and two touchdowns.
Philadelphia fell apart in the second half as San Francisco scored 21 unanswered points, capped off by a 12-yard touchdown run by Frank Gore with three minutes remaining. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin fumbled the ball on the Eagles' final possession to give the 49ers the comeback victory.
Vick, who has suffered an injury in each of the last two games, hurt his middle finger in the first half and admitted after the loss that it had "popped out of place."
"I was just determined to finish the game, regardless of how I had to do it," he said.
The Eagles take on the Bills at Buffalo in Week 5.
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