It was a full day's work for Indianapolis Colts running backs Donald Brown and Javarris James on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.
Yet it wasn't enough.
With leading rusher Joseph Addai and reserve Mike Hart back home in Indianapolis nursing injuries, the Colts leaned heavily on Brown and James. Brown rushed 15 times for 50 yards and added 47 yards on three receptions. James had 12 yards and two touchdowns on four carries.
"I'd rather have the win than the two touchdowns," James said after the Colts came up short against the Philadelphia Eagles 26-24. "When you don't win, nothing else matters."
The undrafted rookie is the first James to rush for two touchdowns in a game since cousin Edgerrin ran for two in a 45-37 win at Cincinnati on Nov. 20, 2005.
Brown was given his second career start, and held up. He missed the previous three games with a hamstring injury.
"It felt good out there. The leg feels good," Brown said. "It just wasn't enough. We didn't win."