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REID UNDER FIRE EVEN MORE AS SKID HITS SIX

LANDOVER, Md. — The question put to Eagles coach Andy Reid after his team's sixth consecutive loss was rather pointed: Does he expect to stay in his job until the end of the season?

The answer was evasive, yet telling, because basically all Reid offered was something about "got to get ready" for Philadelphia's next game.

In a 31-6 defeat to the Redskins, the Eagles turned the ball over three times, committed nine penalties and let rookie QB Robert Griffin III complete 14 of 15 passes with four touchdowns.

Reid continued to put the onus on himself, saying he takes "full responsibility" and that it's his "fault that's the way it's going." Asked if the Eagles are getting worse, Reid said: "Well, we didn't look better today."

Also, Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) left in the fourth quarter.

BENGALS: CB Terence Newman was sidelined with a concussion.

BRONCOS: LB D.J. Williams was activated after missing the first nine games while serving two league suspensions that cost him about $4 million. … RB Willis McGahee (right knee) left after a tackle by Chargers DB Quentin Jammer in the second quarter.

BROWNS: WR Josh Cooper left after injuring a knee in the second quarter. CB Buster Skine, who started in place of injured Joe Haden, sustained a concussion.

CHIEFS: WR Dwayne Bowe left with a neck injury and LT Branden Albert left with a back injury. Bowe went to the locker room then re-emerged without his helmet.

FALCONS: CB Asante Samuel left after hurting his right shoulder trying to tackle Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald in the first quarter. … WR Julio Jones, questionable coming in with a right ankle injury, left after appearing to aggravate it.

JETS: Backup CB Aaron Berry (quadriceps) left in the third quarter and DT Kenrick Ellis (left knee) left after the first quarter.

LIONS: OT Jeff Backus, who extended his franchise record with his 186th consecutive start, left with a right hamstring injury.

RAIDERS: An Alabama judge dismissed charges against LB Rolando McClain, whose accuser told prosecutors he no longer wanted to pursue the case. McClain had been convicted in May of third-degree assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm in the city limits.

RAMS: The defense hasn't forced a turnover in five straight games, tying the NFL's longest such slump since 1950, according to STATS LLC. … Backup LB Mario Haggan (right elbow) was injured on the opening series.

NUMBER OF THE DAY

200 Houston's Andre Johnson and Jacksonville's Justin Blackmon surpassed this mark in receiving yards, the first time two players did so in one game. Johnson had 14 receptions for 273 yards, both career highs; Blackmon had seven for 236 yards, also career highs.

Times wires

.TONIGHT

Bears at 49ers

8:30, Candlestick Park, San Francisco

TV/radio: ESPN, ESPN Deportes; 98.7-FM, 1010-AM

NFL news and notes 11/18/12 [Last modified: Sunday, November 18, 2012 10:36pm]
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