The Eagles sealed the close game when Hugh Douglas sacked Jim Miller on third down from the Eagles' 24 with 17 seconds remaining. The Bears did not have a timeout left to stop the clock for one last desperation play.
"They kept us off-balance for the whole first half. We just had to calm down,'' Philly's Hugh Douglas said. "We played two quarters of defensive football. The first two quarters weren't very good, but we came together.''
Only the Lions prevailed, tipping the erratic Cowboys 9-7. That means that Detroit, now second place in the NFCN, is 3.5 games behind the Packers heading into tonight's contest, with one GB win over Detroit already in the books.
In the big picture -- for bragging rights if nothing else -- San Diego's loss knocked them from the ranks of the best record in the league. If the Packers win tonight, they'll have that honor all alone.