Yes. This would have been a perfect time for Al Michaels to bring his classic line out of the closet…”Do you believe in miracles? YES!!!”
Great win. Let’s start with that. The 2011 Eagles would have lost this game 37 different ways. The 2012 Eagles are really a different team. The Giants only scored 17 points. They were 2 of 4 in the Red Zone and we even came up with a takeaway. The offense gained 432 yards. The running game got going and looked dominant at times. How many people predicted us out-rushing the Giants 191-57. Wow, huh?
The Eagles are 3-1 and atop the NFC East. If the Bears win tomorrow night, we’ll be a game up on the other 3 teams. I know it is early and meaningless, but still fun to see and it is a good thing. 1-4 was such a nightmare.
I will only complain about a couple of things tonight. I hated the 3rd/goal play. I wanted Vick to be in the shotgun and run. Vick said after the game that his knee wasn’t in good shape so it could be that they actually called the smartest play. We could have run Shady, but you get nervous with the Giants attacking the A-gap and hitting him as he’s getting the hand-off.
I hated the icing the kicker moment. Ugh. It works occasionally, but not enough to do it. You leave yourself exposed to second guessing when it doesn’t work. I don’t know about you guys, but I thought that final kick was good. I was already going into postgame depression when Al Michaels said that it was short. The Football Gods threw us a bone.
I don’t want to analyze the game right now. Lots of great stuff to say, but I want to relax and enjoy this for a few minutes. I will say that Michael Vick just played a hugely important game for his future. He’s now been good in 2 of the last 3 and hasn’t thrown an INT since the Ravens game. Great to see Mike play like that. And the OL…they actually started to figure some things out.
There is hope.
As the guys from EaglesFanCast said on Twitter…it was great to win one last game with Dawk. GO EAGLES!!!