Eagles Up-Down Drill
Nick Foles He erased the memory of a wretched performance in the first meeting with the Cowboys. Foles completed 12 of 16 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns in the first half alone, 117 yards more than he did in the October game. But he held onto the ball too long at times and took a number of sacks.
He erased the memory of a wretched performance in the first meeting with the Cowboys. Foles completed 12 of 16 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns in the first half alone, 117 yards more than he did in the October game. But he held onto the ball too long at times and took a number of sacks.
He had one of the best halfs by an Eagles linebacker in some time. While the rest of the defense struggled to slow the Cowboys offense in the first half, Kendricks made two game-changing plays. He forced a fumble after Dallas drove into Eagles territory on the opening drive. And Kendricks intercepted a pass just before the break. The Eagles scored 10 points off the turnovers.
The running back finished the season as the NFL's leading rusher, the first time an Eagle accomplished that feat since Steve Van Buren in 1949. McCoy also broke the franchise's single-season mark of 1,512 rushing yards set by Wilbert Montgomery in 1979. He is worth every penny.
Win or lose, he had a great first season. The future is bright.
Brutal. This position must be addressed (once again) in the offseason.
Terrance Williams caught a 39-yard pass over the Eagles cornerback on third and 12 in the second quarter. Boykin also took a bad penalty when he interfered with Dwayne Harris on a punt return before the half. He had a tackle for loss and a pass breakup in the end zone, though, early in the third quarter, and he sealed the deal with an interception late in the fourth quarter.
Just when it seemed Celek might not get on the stat sheet in the first half, Foles went to the tight end on back-to-back plays after Kendricks' pick. Celek went up and caught a 35-yard jump ball and caught and ran 14 yards for a touchdown a play later.
The Cowboys defense entered the game last in sacks per pass play and had struggled getting pressure all season - except when playing the Eagles. Nick Foles was sacked four times before the game had even reached the fourth quarter.
His kickoffs, for the most part, were deep, and his 47-yard field goal on the opening drive gave the Eagles an early lead. Henery had made eight consecutive field goals entering the game, and two of his previous three were from 51 and 49 yards.
He's the heart and soul of the Eagles defense and a solid run stopper, but the middle linebacker has been a liability in coverage for most of the season.
He's no Tony Romo, but the veteran quarterback handled himself well in a big game.
The linemen didn't get enough consistent pressure, and Cedric Thornton, Bennie Logan, and Fletcher Cox took offside penalties through three quarters.
Old, reliable Avant made a few big catches in the first half, including a 22-yard grab that set up the Eagles' first touchdown. The receiver left briefly with a shoulder injury, but returned.
- Jeff McLane