He was not on the field during the Eagles' final two possessions and again became the focus of much postgame conversation just as he was after the Arizona game two weeks ago when he was disciplined for missing a meeting.
"Being the player with the contract situation, being under the microscope, it's not my decision," Jackson said. "I just have to go out there and do my job. I have a job to do, which I get paid to do.
"Regardless of what happens, the dropped balls and all, it's not like it's happening on purpose."
Well, thanks for clearing that up, DeSean.
The Eagles needed Jackson to have a big day. They were again without Michael Vick and Jeremy Maclin and lacking firepower. The Pats also stacked the box to stop LeSean McCoy, who had just 10 carries.
The Eagles relied heavily on the still rusty and inaccurate arm of Vince Young.
Young threw for 400 yards, but it took 48 attempts to get there.
After compiling 139 yards of offense on their first two possessions, the Eagles managed a net-six on their next three, a testament to their season of inconsistency.
Most telling was their drive late in the first half that produced a first-and-goal at the New England 5.
Down 21-10, a touchdown would put the Eagles right back in it.
But three plays — a sack, a Young scramble and the drop by Jackson — produced just one yard and an unsatisfying field goal.
The way Tom Brady was zinging the ball over the Linc, the Eagles needed to score touchdowns, not field goals, to remain within hailing distance.
It added up to the Eagles' eighth loss in their last nine home games.
The good news for the Eagles is they have just two home games remaining — against the Jets on Dec.18 and against the Redskins on Jan. 1 when a lot of people, presumably, will be hung over and not paying attention.
On Jan. 2, the Flyers will be playing ice hockey in Citizens Bank Park, maybe the perfect day for the Eagles to make their own news across the street with a firing.