The Eagles and Dolphins emerged from their locker rooms at halftime with the score 16-13 in Philadelphia's favor. That total held through the third quarter, but the course of the remainder of the game may have been changed because of a pair of injuries to key members of the Eagles' offense...
Bradford, Mathews Both Injured During Third Quarter
On a second-and-8 passing attempt at the 5:42 mark of the third quarter, Sam Bradford was sacked by Dolphins linebacker Chris McCain, who drove the veteran signal-caller into the turf and forced a fumble. The Eagles recovered the ball, but Bradford was shaken up on the play, coming out of the game and heading to the locker room shortly thereafter. Bradford had X-rays taken of his left, non-throwing shoulder, and his return is listed as questionable.
Reserve Mark Sanchez entered the game facing third-and-15 and was able to pick up a first down with a 17-yard completion to Ryan Mathews. Shortly thereafter, it was announced that Mathews was being evaluated for a head injury. His likelihood to return was not announced.
Kendricks Coming Up Big After Rough Start
Since getting beat for a 35-yard completion down the right sideline by running back Lamar Miller on the third play of the game, Mychal Kendricks has been excellent for the Eagles. The fourth-year linebacker is second on the team in tackles with six and has notched his third sack in as many games. He also came up with a big stop on third down early in the third quarter, crossing the length of the field on an outside sweep by Lamar Miller to bring down the running back just short of the sticks.
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