By Roxaan Herrera // @rxnlzbth
Eagles 15 – Falcons 10
What. A. Game! I admit I shed a few tears out of sheer relief after that game. It was such an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end.
Not to be a negative Nancy, but I have to point out the obvious. Playing like he did the first half, quarterback Nick Foles, will not be able to get away with that against the Minnesota Vikings. Luckily, the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense came through and it resulted in a win.
The first half was almost unwatchable. I had no clue if the Eagles realized there was a game to be played, but they showed what just one week of no-play can do to your body. They were sloppy and undisciplined. They played slow football. I came into the game a nervous wreck and they did nothing to ease my anxiety.
Overall, it wasn’t a complete disaster, nine points were scored but it wasn’t pretty. Being down 10-9 starting the second half isn’t the worst thing in the world, especially to an experienced team such as the Atlanta Falcons.
I think the Eagles gathered themselves together after the halftime, though. Foles found his groove and started completing small yardage throws and there was progress being made. With time ticking off the clock, Foles carried the team on his back and down the field. Foles became the leader the team and fans wanted to see and made sure to not make any mistakes, and he did a great job because there were no turnovers all game.
And this defense, I just can’t talk enough about. I didn’t even realize that they have not allowed any team to score in the red zone for the final two minutes of the game ALL SEASON LONG. How insanely awesome is that?! This defense is legit and they are not backing down.
The season isn’t over yet, for us anyway. There is still a lot of work left to do. The Eagles are one win away from the true championship, and two wins away from the ultimate goal. If you didn’t stick around after the amazing win, you missed what defensive end Chris Long and tackle Lane Johnson did.
They both put on dog masks as a subtle way to show everyone that they didn’t appreciate being the underdogs in their own home. This team is focused and they won’t let any outside noise distract them. If anything, it is their ammo, it fuels their fire and passion to play even harder. GO EAGLES!