August 31, 2007

Kolb Shines in Close Loss

There weren’t many answers in the Eagles’ preseason finale Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field.

Luckily for Andy Reid, there weren’t many questions going in.

The best news was rookie quarterback Kevin Kolb looked a lot like a guy that could step in if something happened to A.J. Feeley, which was exactly the case. Feeley’s hand was broken when 6-2, 314-pound defensive tackle C.J. Mosley locked him up with a bear hug and pinned him on the ground in the first quarter.

The other bad news was the New York Jets prevailed, 13-11, on a 35-yard field goal by Mike Nugent as time expired.

Kolb did his part for the second straight game, completing 22 of 33 attempts for 220 yards and a sparkling 95.5 passer rating.

Kolb capped a 13-play, 90-yard scoring march with a 31-yard scoring pass to Zac Collie with 2:50 remaining. Kolb then rolled out and hit running back Nate Ilaoa for the two point conversion and an 11-10 lead.

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