Chip Kelly's late game playcalling may have cost the Eagles a win on Sunday Philadelphia's 33-30 home loss to San Diego. Although Kelly didn't come out and admit that on Monday he did acknowledge that he could have done things differently. Trailing 30-27 late in the fourth quarter the Eagles made it down to San Diego's 14-yard line when Michael Vick hit DeSean Jackson for a 25-yard gain. At that point the Eagles could have let the clock run down to the two-minute warning and then had a first-and-10 afterward. Instead the Eagles called a pass play with 2:09 left that ended with an incompletion and a brief Vick injury. On second down with 2:03 left -- still no two-minute warning -- the Eagles called another pass. When the two-minute warning finally hit it was third-and-10. Philadelphia ended up kicking a game-tying 32-yard field goal with 1:51 left which meant the Chargers would get the ball back. The same Chargers offense that had only punted once through the game's first 58 minutes and nine seconds. Kelly admitted on Monday that his team probably should have bled the clock. "When you look at it in hindsight maybe we should have bled the clock and not giving them enough time to come down and do it. You learn from those situations" Kelly said. "But we were trying to score seven not three. We felt like we had three and just thought we had the opportunity to put one in there and we didn't get it. We didn't capitalize."
Eagles coach Chip Kelly: 'Maybe we should have bled the clock'
CBS Sports | Sep 16