Reid, Eagles back in winning form

Philadelphia ends four-game skid with victory over division-rival Washington Redskins.

October 18, 2011|By Charles Rich,

The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.


For the first time in a month, Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid didn't have to address questions following a Philadelphia loss. Reid, a former Glendale Community College football player, saw Philadelphia end its four-game losing streak Sunday with a 20-13 road win against the division-rival Washington Redskins.

The Eagles (2-4) received a big effort from running back LeSean McCoy, who rushed for 126 yards in 28 carries and one touchdown. Philadelphia safety Kurt Coleman finished with three interceptions for the Eagles, who will have their bye week before beginning a three-game homestand Oct. 30 against the Dallas Cowboys.


"In the National Football League, they are all must-wins," Reid said in his postgame news conference. "I can't sit here and say we're going to win this one and not this one. We prepare for every game and do the best we can every game.

"This is a tough place to play. They came in with the right attitude and battled like crazy. Now they have a week to rest and get themselves ready for the Cowboys."

The Eagles are in last place in the National Football Conference's East Division, which they won last season.


The Oakland Raiders, coached by former Glendale Community College quarterback Hue Jackson, won their second straight game Sunday with a 24-17 victory against the visiting Cleveland Browns. However, the win proved costly, as the Raiders lost starting quarterback Jason Campbell for likely the remainder of the season because of a broken collarbone he suffered in the first half after landing hard on his shoulder during a scramble.

On Monday, Campbell said he'll undergo surgery soon and hopes to be back in the lineup in six to eight weeks.

Campbell was replaced by Kyle Boller. The only other quarterback on Oakland's roster is rookie Terrelle Pryor. Reports surfaced that the Raiders, who have won two games in a row, might be interested in acquiring quarterback Kyle Orton from the division-rival Denver Broncos.

With Campbell out, Oakland special teams provided the difference during Oakland's first home game since the death of owner Al Davis on Oct. 8. The Raiders improved to 4-2.

Tight end Kevin Boss grabbed a 35-yard touchdown pass from punter Shane Lechler on a fake field goal attempt in the third quarter to give Oakland a 24-7 lead.

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