Rashied Davis wasn't surprised when Eagles players refused to quit even when Jay Cutler was taking a knee to seal a 31-26 win on Sunday at Soldier Field.
"They were doing dirty stuff all game," the backup receiver and special teams standout said.
The game was marked by several instances of pushing and shoving, including two separate occasions when Bears' center Olin Kreutz was involved. Even though Jay Cutler was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct in the fourth quarter, Davis said it was the Eagles who where pushing the envelope throughout the game.
"You saw what they did at the end of the game when they had no chance of getting the ball," he said. "They were jumping over the line trying to get extra hits or whatever they were trying to do. They need to learn how to lose with respect."
Eagles left tackle Jason Peter said he and his teammates are convinced Philadelphia remains the superior team despite the loss.
"We should've just let them snap the ball and and knee on it, but we were just frustrated," Peters said. "We should have won the game point blank."
Peters went on to say the even the Bears know the Eagles are better.
"As bad as we played, we lost by five," he said. "They know that we're the better team and they got the victory. We let the game get away. Hopefully, we'll see them again and battle from there."
Frustrated or not, Davis said the Eagles crossed the line after falling behind by 18 in the third quarter.
"They didn't want to lose," he said. "I don't know. Maybe that's just who they are. It could've been frustration. I don't know what it was but they did a few dirty things like that all night. Maybe that is who they are."
It's possible the two teams could meet again in the playoffs. With bad blood possibly brewing, a second matchup could produce more ill will.
"I hope to see them," Davis said. "If they make it to the playoffs we could see them again. We can settle this again."