That was awesome. Best game the Eagles have played since the beatdown of Chicago in Week 16 last year — also coincidentally a Sunday Night game.
Shady McCoy looked like the Shady McCoy we know and love. They stalled and settled for a field goal their first time in the red zone, but Chip Kelly’s offense was just about rolling from the start. Billy Davis coached circles against Ben McAdoo.
Connor Barwin, Vinny Curry, and Trent Cole made life miserable for Eli Manning, and Cody Parkey and the rest of the special teams crew did their thing.
This team doesn’t play for another two weeks. From a football standpoint, that is good. It means one less missed game for Jason Kelce, Evan Mathis, and Mychal Kendricks. From an emotional standpoint, it sucks, because I really freakin love this team.
For all of the problems, they are 5-1 without having played their best football before tonight and 2-0 in the division. The Giants schedule is brutal. It’s pretty much a two-team race between the Eagles and Cowboys, and I’ll more than take my chances with that.
Eight straight regular season wins at home. Pretty sweet after 10 consecutive losses between 2012 and 2013. Let’s make it nine against the Panthers on November 10th.
Between a bad interception and allowing a long third down pass early on, there are certainly things to fix, but let’s hit the haiku and enjoy this one:
All black everything
Foles to Ertz be still my heart
Eight sacks five wins bye