Well that was good, kinda sorta

The Eagles beat the Redskins 27-3, but believe me, it was a close win. The Eagles left 14 points on the board in the first half, with two drives that started in Redskin territory that went nowhere.

The first half was actually scary. The Birds played well for the first quarter, then started to go into a slide. Time of possession was lopsided in favor of the Skins, as the Skins put together long, grinding drives, then couldn’t punch the ball, while the Eagles scored on a one-play lightning strike to Donte Stallworth and a “how the eff did they get that lucky” play by Correll Buckhalter. Then Clinton Portis went out of the game with a broken hand, and the Skins had to turn to Ladell Betts to lug the rock.

Brian Westbrook played well, and Donovan McNabb played OK. Brian Dawkins stepped up. Jim Johnson’s defense looked like its old self, attacking from all directions and giving up gobs of yards but not letting the other team score points.

I’m wary but hopeful. If the Eagles keep playing hard and pulling things together… well, let’s just see what happens. All that happened today was an underperforming 4-4 team beat up on a 3-5 team.

1 Comment so far

  1. brady (unregistered) on November 15th, 2006 @ 3:32 pm

    Of course, the other way to look at that is that the offense is so good that the defense is out on the field too much.

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