Eagles-Bengals Game Updates

Join the conversation with other Eagles fans for this Week 13 matchup.

Lincoln Financial Field. (USA Today Sports)

Lincoln Financial Field. (USA Today Sports)

The Eagles hope to stay in the NFC playoff hunt and return to .500 as they travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals. The Eagles look to go 6-6 on the season. Jordan Matthews is out, while Nelson Agholor is active. Matthew has never missed a game due to injury in college or the NFL until today (h/t Adam Schefter). We’ll periodically update this thread throughout the game with highlights and drive summaries. Feel free to jump in the comments below.

4:06 – END OF REGULATION: The Bengals defeat the Eagles, 32-14. The Eagles fall to 5-7 on the season. The team hosts the Washington Redskins next week. Instant Observations.

4:00 – Paul Turner has caught more balls in his second NFL game than in any game Agholor has in his entire career.


3:57 – FIELD GOAL: Nugent banks a 38-yard try off the left upright. The Bengals now lead the Eagles, 32-14, with 2:45 to play.

3:55 – Brian Westbrook isn’t a fan of the play calling from Pederson.

3:50 – INTERCEPTION: Burfict picks off Wentz on fourth down and returns it to the Philadelphia 20.

3:45 – FUMBLE: The Bengals throw a pass to offensive lineman Jake Fisher and Nigel Bradham rips the ball out of his hands. This game isn’t over yet with 6:02 left to play and the Eagles starting at their own 44.

3:40 – TOUCHDOWN: Darren Sproles runs it in from two yards out. Sturgis makes the PAT to cut the Cincinnati lead to 29-14 with 6:53 left to play. Dorial Green-Beckham also heads into the locker room for x-rays on his ribs. His return is questionable.

3:38 – Pederson goes on fourth down again and Wentz finds a much improved Nelson Agholor for the first.


3:33 – Burfict’s shoulder collides into Green-Beckham, and DGB is down on the field. He gets back up after a few minutes.

3:32 – Carson Wentz is also a receiver.

3:22 – INTERCEPTION: George Iloka picks off the ball and bats it to Shawn Williams. Bengals get the ball right back.

3:19 – FUMBLE: Bennie Logan forces and recovers a Rex Burkhead fumble. Eagles take over at their own 41.

3:17 – END OF THE THIRD QUARTER: The Bengals lead the Eagles, 29-7.

3:10 – TOUCHDOWN: Doug Pederson decides to go for it on fourth down and Wentz finds a wide open Zach Ertz. Sturgis makes the PAT to cut the Bengals lead to 29-7 with 2:30 left in the third quarter.

3:05 – Kenjon Barner gets a big 61-yard return on the kickoff before Mike Nugent knocks him out of bounds. Eagles start from the Bengals’ 38 yard line.

3:01 – FIELD GOAL: Mike Nugent makes a 26-yard field goal try. The Bengals now lead the Eagles, 29-0, with 4:18 left in the third quarter.

2:52 – INTERCEPTION: Vontaze Burfict picks off a wobbly Wentz pass. Bengals take over.

2:50 – All isn’t lost: Paul Turner made his first NFL catch for a gain of 41 yards. He follows that with a 10-yard grab.

2:44 – TOUCHDOWN: Dalton finds Brandon LaFell as he gets past the secondary. Nugent makes the extra point after coming onto the field with some boos. The Bengals lead the Eagles, 26-0, with 11:21 left in the third quarter.

2:41 – The Eagles’ defense can’t get any stops on third downs today. Bengals are driving inside the red zone.

2:37 – Second half is underway.

2:22 – HALFTIME: The Bengals lead the Eagles, 19-0, at the half. Since the Eagles elected to receive the ball in the first half, Cincinnati will get the ball to start the second half. Halftime Observations.

2:20 – TOUCHDOWN: Andy Dalton finds Tyler Eifert for a 13-yard catch. Mike Nugent’s PAT struggles continue, as the Bengals lead, 19-0, with seven seconds remaining in the first half.

2:07 – The Eagles have to punt again. They’re not doing well on offense and defense.



2:05 – Trey Burton has more receiving yards than the rest of the Eagles’ pass catchers today.

2:03 – Carson Wentz has not looked sharp today. It’s his third dropped interception of the day.

1:57 – FIELD GOAL: Mike Nugent makes a 32-yard field goal to give the Bengals a 13-0 lead. 6:23 left in the half.

1:48 – After a very questionable play call to run on third-and-nine, Caleb Sturgis misses a 51-yard field goal and hits the right goal post. Bengals still lead, 10-0, with 9:09 left in the opening half.

1:46 – Wentz converts another third down to Trey Burton for 15 yards and a first down at the Cincinnati 33 yard line.

1:38 – END OF THE FIRST QUARTER: The Bengals lead the Eagles, 10-0.

1:37 – Things look bleak right now for the Eagles.


1:31 – TOUCHDOWN: Jeremy Hill runs it in from three-yards out. Nugent makes the PAT after missing his last three attempts. The Bengals lead the Eagles, 10-0, with 1:32 left in the opening quarter.

1:30 – Cody Core beats Nolan Carroll for a 50-yard gain for the Bengals. It’s his first NFL reception and it puts Cincinnati at the five yard line.

1:24 – A third down pass to Dorial Green-Beckham is incomplete. Might have been a little high, but it went through DGB’s hands. Eagles punt again.

1:18 – Nelson Agholor catches his first target since being inactive last week. Knocked it in the air and caught the deflection.

1:12 – FIELD GOAL: Mike Nugent makes a 32-yard field goal after Jaylen Watkins drops a potential interception on third down. Referees might have also missed a pass interference call on Nigel Bradham on that play as well. Bengals take the early 3-0 lead with 10:22 left in the opening quarter.

1:11 – Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey is questionable to return after suffering a right thumb injury on that near interception on third down during the Eagles’ first offensive drive.

1:06 – Eagles go three-and-out to start the game. Donnie Jones had a bad punt and the Bengals start at around midfield.

1:05 – Nelson Agholor, Dorial Green-Beckham, and Paul Turner are the starting receivers. An interesting note from Peter Schrager on the Fox broadcast:

1:00 – Eagles captains for today: Brent Celek, Connor Barwin, and Chris Maragos. The team wins the coin toss and elect to receive the opening kick.

11:30 – Jordan Matthews, Ryan Mathews, and Halapoulivaati Vaitai are notable inactives for the Eagles today. See the full list here.