Eagles follow touchdown with pointless “swinging gate” fake


The latter days of the Jim Zorn era in D.C. were marred by a failed “swinging gate” fake on a field goal try.  The early days of the Chip Kelly era in Philly possibly have been marred by a “swinging gate” fake on an extra point attempt.

After an impressive drive by the Eagles ended in a touchdown pass by Mike Vick to Jason Avant, the Eagles lined up for the extra point, shifted most of the formation wide to the left, and snapped the ball to tight end Zach Ertz, who was supposed to get through the wall of blockers.

It failed.

So it’s now 10-6 instead of 10-7, and that squandered point could end up being the difference between a win and a loss.