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12/14/2012 08:54 am ET Updated Dec 14, 2012

Eagles Block Own Punt: Marvin McNutt Runs Into Punter Mat McBriar (GIF)

According to the box score, the Philadelphia Eagles committed five turnovers in a blowout loss to Cincinnati. But that number doesn't include the rare (and comical) own-blocked punt that occurred at the end of Philadelphia's second possession. Apparently, that doesn't count as a turnover.

Already trailing, 7-0, after fumbling on their second play of the game, the Eagles went three and out and were forced to punt from their own 32-yard line. But as Philadelphia receiver Marvin McNutt tried to block for punter Matt McBriar, he ended up getting shoved directly in front of him instead. The ball went off McNutt's side as he collided with his own teammate.

Cincinnati's Dan Herron recovered the ball on Philadelphia's 13-yard line, leading to an easy field goal by Josh Brown to extend the lead to 10-0.

GIF via Deadspin

What makes the own-blocked punt even more embarrassing was that McNutt may not have even belonged on the field.

But as Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer, that explanation doesn't make much sense. Your 2012 Philadelphia Eagles, ladies and gentleman!

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