Eagles and Bengals end in tie

Max Cohen ('12)

The Eagles and the Bengals tied yesterday in a rare occurrence in the NFL with a 13-13 final score. Shayne Graham missed a potential game winning 47 yard field goal in the last seconds of overtime.

The Eagles were expected to win this game as the Bengals had a 1-8 record coming in. The Eagles’ offense struggled throughout the game. McNabb racked up passing yardage and ended up with 339 yards, but tied for a career high with three interceptions, and also added a fumble. The Eagles’ lone touchdown of the game was a four-yard pass from McNabb to Tight End LJ Smith.

Both teams had numerous opportunities in the final minutes of regulation and in overtime to win the game, but neither team capitalized.

The Eagles’ defense had eight sacks in the game with Trent Cole and Darren Howard leading with two sacks apiece. While the Eagles’ defense held the Bengals during most of the game, TJ Houshmandzadeh had a stellar performance with149 receiving yards and a touchdown.

There has not been a tie in an NFL game since November 10, 2002. The Eagles’ record is now 5-4-1.