The 25 Most Memorable Moments of the 2010 Philadelphia Eagles Season, #20: Kenny Britt Disaster
Unfortunately a memorable moment is not always a good moment.
And this one was pretty brutal.
The Eagles were 4-2, fresh off two solid wins with Kevin Kolb filling in for an injured Michael Vick.
They traveled to Tennessee to take on the 4-2 Titans.
Starting quarterback Vince Young was injured so veteran Kerry Collins took his place.
The Eagles led 16-10 entering the fourth quarter and increased their lead to 19-10.
Then Ellis Hobbs turned in the worst quarter by a starting cornerback I can ever remember.
It started when wide receiver Kenny Britt burned Ellis Hobbs for an 80-yard touchdown with 13:13 remaining in the game.
Then the Eagles went three-and-out, and on Collins’ first pass attempt, he hit Britt for a 42-yard gain.
The Titans added a field goal on the drive to take a 20-19 lead with just over nine minutes remaining.
The Eagles lost five yards on their next three-and-out, giving the Titans the ball back.
Collins began the drive with a 21-yard completion to Britt, and ended it by hooking up with Britt for a 16-yard touchdown. The Titans led 27-19 with 5:03 to play.
And that was all Collins and Britt needed to do.
Eight Chris Johnson runs, a lost fumble on a punt by Jorrick Calvin, and an interception touchdown thrown by Kevin Kolb to Cortland Finnegan gave the Titans a dominating 37-19 victory.
This was probably the low moment of the Eagles’ season.
In one quarter, Kenny Britt caught four passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns. He accomplished that in just over eight minutes, barely more than half a quarter.
He finished the game with seven catches for 225 yards and three touchdowns.
And that was the last we saw of Ellis Hobbs as a starter.
Little-used Dimitri Patterson took Hobbs’ starting role the next week and continued to start for the remainder of the season (and he struggled as well).
Never have I been more embarrassed of a single player torching the Eagles than I was with Kenny Britt’s fourth quarter performance.