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Gore says victorious 49ers 'knocked the fight out of' Eagles

  • By Marc Sessler NFL.com
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Frank Gore paints a distressing picture of the Philadelphia Eagles.

In the wake of Philly squandering a 20-point lead in Sunday's 24-23 loss to San Francisco, the 49ers' workhorse running back characterized the Eagles as quitters.

"I think playing that second half and the way we came out, the Eagles didn't want to play no more," Gore said Friday on ESPN's "First Take."

Philly is no "Dream Team," according to Gore, but a head-in-the-clouds operation that lost its desire to compete.

"We just kept pounding and kept pounding and making plays, and we kind of knocked the fight out of them," Gore said.

Disturbing times for Eagles fans, but, of course, this is Gore's take on the world. Philly quarterback Michael Vick has a different view.

"I don't think the team quit," Vick told reporters when informed of Gore's comments. "We put up an effort for four quarters. He can say that. We can't dwell on last week."

Vick also made it clear earlier this week: This team has abandoned the silly nickname that Vince Young saddled them with, and Vick believes the Eagles can turn it around. Still, we can't help but wonder how much time they have to rescue a campaign that appears lost at sea.

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