All season long, Eagles fans have been subjected to crazy Cowboys fans somehow believing that they were worthy of the 8-3 record they had. That they were on the same level as the Eagles. Well that notion was put to rest this afternoon, as the Eagles went on to win by a score of 33-10. LeSean McCoy took home the Galloping Gobbler award for his 159 yard and 1 touchdown performance. When asked about his performance, he had nothing but praise for his offensive line.
They did it, the Eagles survived their trap game and can look forward to their showdown in Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. Well, survived wouldn't really be the right word to use here. In a game that wasn't as close as it seemed at times, the Eagles let up 17 in the second quarter, but won the game by a score of 43-24. Sanchez threw for only one touchdown and 2 interceptions, but still managed to throw for 307 passing yards and found ways for the Birds to keep their lead.
Coming off of the rout to Carolina, confidence was high heading into today's matchup versus Green Bay. Both teams were looking to make their playoff pushes today, but only the Packers were able to make any positive on their playoff outlook. With the Cowboys on bye this week, the Eagles dropping to 7-3 also leaves them tied at the top of the division with Dallas. It should come down to the 2 head to head matchups left between the teams for the division title.
In a game that was one sided from the start, Mark Sanchez was able to pick up the win in his first full start in an Eagles uniform by a score of 45-21. The final score looked closer than it actually was though, as the Panthers scored 14 of their 21 in the last ten minutes of the game. It was complete domination by the Eagles, especially their defense.
There have been many fans who have been frustrated with the play of Nick Foles and who wanted to see what former Jet quarterback Mark Sanchez was capable of. Those fans had their wish come true today, when Foles left late in the first quarter with shoulder injury. Sanchez had a reputation of being Romo AFC when he was on the Jets. He was a guy who would throw the game away when the Jets were close and whom couldn't be relied upon. Oh, and he slid into his center's ass and fumbled the ball away.
The 5-2 Philadelphia Eagles visit the 4-4 Houston Texans at 1 p.m. on Sunday, as they look to even their road record to 2-2 and keep pace with the Cowboys atop the NFC East.
The Eagles’ offensive line will face a huge test on Sunday at NRG Stadium in Texans’ defensive end J.J. Watt, but could receive a boost against the NFL sack leader since 2012 with the potential return of starting center Jason Kelce. The return of Kelce puts the Eagles’ offensive line almost at full strength (Evan Mathis remains out until at least week 10) and should provide a boost against a Texans squad that allows 379.6 yards per game.