Bengals likely end Eagles' playoff chances, 32-14

- It was almost everything the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t want it to be.

The birds (5-7) lost on the road to the Cincinnati Bengals, 32-14, likely ending any playoff hopes.

Seems the only thing that went their way was winning the toss and electing to receive.

The Bengals (4-7-1) got on the board first and were there by themselves for a while, shutting out the Eagles for most of the game.

In the first quarter, Cincinnati scored a 32-yard Mike Nugent field goal, making the score 3-0 with 10:22 to go. Then, a Jeremy Hill rushing touchdown gave the Bengals a 10-0 lead with 1:32 to go.

In the second quarter, Caleb Sturgis' 51-yard field goal was off the upright -- no good – so the Bengals took over at their 41-yard line. Moments later, Nugent connected from 32 yards out. Bengals led 13-0 with 6:23 to go in the first half.

At halftime, the Bengals were shutting out the Eagles, 19-0.

The Eagles finally got on the board with just 2:30 to go in the third when Carson Wentz found Zach Ertz in the corner of the end zone for the touchdown. Score at the end of the third: 29-7.

In the fourth quarter, the game briefly became a two-score situation when Darren Sproles scored a touchdown, and the Eagles trailed 29-14 with 6:53 to go.

But things came crashing down when Vontaze Burfict picked off Wentz for his second interception of the day and returned 47 yards.

The Bengals scored a field goal.

Final: Bengals 32, Eagles, 14.

NFC East           W  L  T   Pct  PF  PA

Dallas                  11  1  0  .917 333 228

N.Y. Giants          8    3  0  .727 231 213

Washington         6    4  1  .591 280 264

Philadelphia         5    7  0  .417 268 245

Eagles-Bengals Stats
 
Philadelphia  0 0  7 7--14
Cincinnati   10 9 10 3--32
 
First Quarter
   Cin--FG Nugent 32, 10:22.
   Cin--Hill 2 run (Nugent kick), 1:32.
 
Second Quarter
   Cin--FG Nugent 33, 6:23.
   Cin--Eifert 13 pass from Dalton (kick failed), :07.
 
Third Quarter
   Cin--LaFell 8 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 11:21.
   Cin--FG Nugent 26, 4:07.
   Phi--Ertz 13 pass from Wentz (Sturgis kick), 2:30.
 
Fourth Quarter
   Phi--Sproles 2 run (Sturgis kick), 6:53.
   Cin--FG Nugent 38, 2:50.
   A--55,456.
   ------
                                    Phi  Cin
First downs                  22      21
Total Net Yards          359     412
Rushes-yards             19-53   33-80
Passing                       306     332
Punt Returns               1-7     2-9
Kickoff Returns         4-109    1-19
Interceptions Ret.       0-0    3-55
Comp-Att-Int         36-60-3    23-31-0
Sacked-Yards Lost        1-2     0-0
Punts                      3-39.3   1-49.0
Fumbles-Lost                0-0     2-2
Penalties-Yards          10-88    3-23
Time of Possession     31:58   28:02
   
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
 
   RUSHING--Philadelphia, Smallwood 8-19, Wentz 3-16, Sproles 7-14, Agholor 1-4. Cincinnati, Burkhead 8-38, Hill 23-33, Dalton 2-9.
 
   PASSING--Philadelphia, Wentz 36-60-3-308. Cincinnati, Dalton 23-31-0-332.
 
   RECEIVING--Philadelphia, Ertz 9-79, Turner 6-80, Sproles 6-35, Burton 5-53, Green-Beckham 4-29, Agholor 4-23, Wentz 1-7, Barner 1-2. Cincinnati, LaFell 5-95, Boyd 4-66, Burkhead 4-28, Core 2-58, Eifert 2-25, Wright 2-20, Hill 2-12, Erickson 1-16, Fisher 1-12.
 
   MISSED FIELD GOALS--Philadelphia, Sturgis 51.
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