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Week 1 vs. GB
Passing: 5 - 10, 24 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 1 / 1 / 0
Kevin Kolb was under pressure from the start as the Green Bay Packers were on him quickly, forcing Kolb to move around in and out of the pocket and to throw on the run. The Eagles were not helping him much as the offensive line blocked poorly and Andy Reid was sending in Michael Vick to quarterback about once every 3-4 plays. Kolb struggled as a passer, completing just 5 of 10 attempts but the bigger concern was his getting tackled from behind in the second quarter. Kolb's head slammed into the ground and gave him a concussion, forcing him out of the game at halftime. Kolb is very questionable to play next week at Detroit as the Eagles and the NFL will try and protect Kolb's long term health.
Week 4 vs. WAS
Passing: 22 - 35, 201 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 2 / 21 / 0
Kevin Kolb entered the game after Michael Vick suffered a chest injury on a tackle down near the Washington goal line at the end of the first quarter. Kolb did not look comfortable in the pocket all day. He often looked at his first read and if that player was covered he would dump the ball off to RB LeSean McCoy. McCoy would end Week 4 with 12 receptions and FB Owen Schmitt added three more, epitomizing the short passing game that Kolb was giving Philadelphia. Kolb was not reading the open receivers well behind an offensive line that committed multiple breakdowns and holding penalties. Kolb did not play well and looked like he was not ready for the surprise game action as he was more about getting rid of the ball as quickly as possible instead of finding open targets down the field. If Vick is out for Week 5, Kolb will have all the reps in practice to get ready for a trip to San Francisco.
Week 5 vs. SF
Passing: 21 - 31, 253 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 3 / 17 / 0
Kevin Kolb looked great for the Eagles, leading the offense to a 27-24 victory over the 49ers on the road on Sunday Night Football in Week 5. Kolb completed 21 out of 31 passes including his first nine attempts, finding Jeremy Maclin often down the field and also eluding consistent pressure from San Francisco. Kolb's signature play on the night was one where he should have been sacked yet avoided the tackle, rolled out right and threw to TE Brent Celek who fought his way in for the score. Kolb looked comfortable leading the offense after a full week of practice and should continue to improve as the season wears on.
Week 6 vs. ATL
Passing: 23 - 29, 326 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 2 / 1 / 0
Kevin Kolb played close to a perfect game in Week 6 against the Atlanta Falcons, completing almost all of his pass attempts for over 300 yards and three touchdowns. Kolb connected with both DeSean Jackson (34 yards) and Jeremy Maclin (83 yards) deep while also finding Maclin on a beautiful comeback route at the front of the end zone. Kolb looked very comfortable running the offense in the pocket and taking advantage of play action. His only interception came on a tipped pass intended for TE Brent Celek (who also dropped an easy catch). The Eagles are in capable hands with either Kolb or Michael Vick under center, which is part of the concern now. The Eagles have one more game (at Tennessee) before their Week 8 bye, so Kolb may get one more start before Vick is deemed 100% ready to go --- and then the real controversy begins.
Week 7 vs. TEN
Passing: 26 - 48, 231 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: 3 / 18 / 0
Kevin Kolb threw 48 times against the Tennessee Titans in a game that slipped away from the Eagles. Kolb struggled in the wind, leaving several passes up for grabs and getting one deep ball easily picked off. His biggest pass play came on a trick play where Kolb lined up wide, took a toss from WR Jeremy Maclin and then hit Riley Cooper deep where Cooper had to make a very athletic play to catch the ball and also prevent an interception. Kolb tried to rally the team for a comeback effort after Kenny Britt took over for the Titans and seized control of the contest, but Kolb could not get the job done. His final throw of the game was intercepted and run back for a meaningless touchdown, but Kolb's fate was sealed by a good Tennessee defense. Between his inaccuracy and not having DeSean Jackson, Kolb is nearly certain to be demoted after the Week 8 bye to once again be the backup for Michael Vick against the Colts in Week 9.
Week 17 vs. DAL
Passing: 18 - 36, 162 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT
Rushing: 3 / 12 / 0
Kevin Kolb started for the Eagles in Week 17 as Philadelphia, locked in as the third seed and the NFC East Champions, gave Michael Vick the day off. Kolb struggled with backups at most every position, not just at the skill positions of running back, wide receiver and tight end but also along the offensive line. Kolb was either hit hard or flushed from the pocket often as DeMarcus Ware tormented him all afternoon. Kolb was able to complete some short passes to WR Chad Hall and even connected with Hall for a long 48-yard throw in the fourth quarter, but drops by TE Clay Harbor and turnovers cost Kolb any chance of a win. Kolb was at fault several times on his own, finishing with three interceptions including two bad decisions to force the ball into traffic (a third INT came on a Hail Mary just before halftime). Kolb tried to scramble in the second quarter but did not protect the ball, which was stripped and returned by Ware for the only Dallas touchdown in the first half. Kolb's only touchdown pass came on the first play of the second quarter where he bought time in the pocket until he found Hall open in the back of the end zone for the score. It would be unfair to judge Kolb based on this performance, but his two interceptions were not encouraging. His ability to buy time in the pocket and also withstand a big pass rush should be noteworthy for his future value in the NFL, either in Philadelphia or elsewhere.