Friday, October 14, 2011
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Sloppiness has cost the Eagles so far

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[October 14, 2011]  PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Poor tackling, careless ball security and mental mistakes are a recipe for disaster in the NFL.

The inability to execute these basic fundamentals is a main reason why the Philadelphia Eagles -- a preseason favorite to reach the Super Bowl -- are off to a 1-4 start.

"A little review of the last game, it's real simple," offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Thursday, "we take care of the ball and we'll do a little bit better."

In a 31-24 loss at Buffalo last Sunday, the Eagles had 489 yards of total offense. But five turnovers, including one interception that was returned for a score, cost Philadelphia.

A week earlier, the Eagles had 513 total yards in a 24-23 loss to San Francisco. But they committed three turnovers, including a fumble inside the 49ers 35 in the final minutes.

Overall, the Eagles lead the NFL with 15 turnovers.

[Associated Press; By ROB MAADDI]

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