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Almost – Eagles Close to Upsetting Undefeated Pats in 31-28 Loss

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles' Joselio Hanson in the second half of their NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 in Foxborough, Mass.  

Despite being overwhelming underdogs, the Eagles gave New England all it could handle on Sunday Night Football.  Philadelphia nearly pulled off a monumental upset, but in the end the Birds lost to the unbeaten Patriots 31-28 in Foxborough.  The Eagles actually led heading into the fourth quarter, but the Patriots proved too much.  Backup quarterback A.J. Feeley, who was in for the injured Donovan McNabb, had an amazing night.  However, two costly interceptions proved to be the difference. 

On the third play of the game, Feeley had his pass picked off by Asante Samuel and ran back for a touchdown.  Then with less than four minutes to play and the Eagles down by just three, Samuel intercepted another Feeley pass in the end zone.  Feeley finished with 345 yards and three touchdowns, nearly matching Tom Brady’s performance.  While the Eagles defense surrendered four scores, they kept star wide receiver Randy Moss in check all night.  The 5-and-6 Eagles may have at least earned more confidence as they return home to face the Seattle Seahawks next Sunday.    

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