Lots to like today. Skins have only run for 48 yards. Skins have not had a scoring drive over 32 yards. Nick Foles has thrown for 157 yards. Shady McCoy looks good. The Eagles defense came up with a big 4th down stop early in the game.
And yet…the Eagles trail by 3.
Turnovers. 10 of the Skins points have come after turnovers. They haven’t had to punt the ball today. The Eagles are limiting the damage, but need to come up with some 3rd down stops…or some freaking takeaways.
RG3 is 8 of 13 today. Was 14-15 in the first meeting. The Eagles defense is playing much better.
Can we come up with a takeaway?
Theoretically, yes. And I’m going to predict that today is the day when the INT streak comes to an end. Kurt Coleman will come up with a pick.
As for the Eagles offense, screen passes aren’t working. Must move away from them. My original goal was 10 carries for each RB. Shady has 7. Bryce only 3. So much for that dream.
At least this is an entertaining game. Foles started and finished hot. Sloppy in between. Let’s see if he can work through his issues and play well the whole 2nd half.