PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles didn’t lose, but it certainly feels like they did after they self-destructed in the final seconds of overtime and settled for a 23-23 tie against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
The Eagles (0-2-1) are winless after the first three games of the season for the first time since 1999, Andy Reid’s first season.
The Eagles, who had to rally late in the fourth quarter just to tie the game against a winless Bengals team, had one last chance to win, taking over at their 45 with 1:41 left in overtime.
The Eagles reached the Bengals’ 41 when quarterback Carson Wentz threw incomplete on 3rd-and-7.
They came out for a 59-yard field goal attempt with 19 seconds left. But offensive lineman Matt Pryor was called for a false start, pushing the ball back five yards. Elliott’s record is 61 yards, which is also a team record.
The Eagles sent out the punt team.
It was that kind of day.
Wentz led the Eagles back once. He couldn’t do it in overtime.
In regulation, the Eagles trailed by a touchdown with 3 minutes left. Wentz took them down the field, scrambling for a first down on 3rd-and-9 to get to the Bengals’ 19, then…