The Eagles outgained the Bengals. The DL had 6 sacks. The defense came up with 2 takeaways. and the Eagles lost by 21 points. How very 2012 of the team.
I actually went out to meet some fellow Eagles fans. I thought this would be an interesting night to watch the team out in public. Boy was I wrong. The defense did some really good things, but the turnovers and sloppy mistakes were truly incredible. There were huge errors on offense and STs. After each mistake someone would say “unbelievable”, only to be shouted down by the group because this kind of sloppy play is all too believable this year.
Nick Foles didn’t take a step forward. I’ll need time to go back and study his game to get a fair evaluation. He made some good throws and a couple of terrible ones. The underthrown deep ball that was picked off…can’t have that. Bad, bad pass.
It was fun to watch the DL. Fletcher Cox had 1.5 sacks. He blew up a few plays. Brandon Graham had 2.5 sacks and a FF. Trent Cole played much better. They lined him up out a bit more wide. He was good vs the run. He had a sack and 5 solo tackles.
I wasn’t as keen on the LBs. They were very inconsistent against the run.
If you take away the 2nd Qtr, the Eagles lost 34-0. When the team was up 13-10 I remember someone saying that it didn’t feel like the team was really winning. It felt more like we just weren’t losing yet. That’s the 2012 Eagles for ya.
Does Bryce Brown lead the NFL in defensive TDs created? Is he on a record pace?
Maybe the Eagles just wanted to show they could get a lead and then decided to focus on draft position.
Top 5 pick…yay.