PHI 26, WAS 7 – 2nd Half

Posted: September 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 295 Comments »

Wow.

I mean…wow. That 1st half is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. And I once saw Jimmy Kempski drunk so I’ve seen some crazy things.

The Eagles ran more than 50 plays, gained 351 yards and scored 26 points. And there were some mistakes. That was far from a perfect half. That’s what is so mind blowing. This wasn’t the perfect storm.

The defense has shocked us all. No points allowed. Alfred Morris has 7 carries for 26 yards. RGIII is rusty and completely uncomfortable. There have been takeaways, TFLs, sacks and even a safety.

STs might be the best unit of them all. Crazy Eyes Fipp has his guys playing brilliantly.

I’ll nit pick later. For now, enjoy the 2nd half.

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295 Comments on “PHI 26, WAS 7 – 2nd Half”

  1. 1 Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran said at 8:59 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Andy who?

  2. 2 Corry said at 8:59 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I really want to see the killer instinct we’ve lacked throughout Reid’s tenure. Keep the pedal floored.

  3. 3 Steag209 said at 8:59 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 4 Felix said at 9:00 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    E A G L E S

  5. 5 Teehee said at 9:00 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Yippee!

  6. 6 Dragon_Eagle said at 9:00 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I shut down the computer so I could focus on screaming, “Run the damn ball, Andy” – er, I mean “GO, CHIP, GO”.

    All I want to say right now is πŸ™‚

    D_E, over and out.

  7. 7 John Moore said at 9:01 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    In
    sane

    I love this

  8. 8 xeynon said at 9:01 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I’ll be interested to see what happens if they go up by another score. Hopefully Chip switches to a more conventional, huddle-based offense and starts eating clock. This ain’t college – there’s nothing to be gained by running up the score and the roster only has 53 players so you don’t want to put unnecessary strain on them. That goes particularly for Vick, McCoy, and Jackson.

  9. 9 Anders said at 9:02 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    In college he still went no huddle, but just took time to walk up to the LOS. I bet we soon Nick Foles tho

  10. 10 Daz said at 9:03 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    If they go up another score – do you cotton-wool Vick and let Foles have a go?

  11. 11 xeynon said at 9:08 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I think I do. Probably give McCoy the rest of the night off too. He already has 20 carries.

  12. 12 nicolajNN said at 9:02 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    That Toyota commercial is a pretty accurate depiction of Eagles fans this night

  13. 13 Teehee said at 9:04 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Should I take it out? Ehhh… Better not.

  14. 14 Corry said at 9:05 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    That’s what she said.

  15. 15 Teehee said at 9:05 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Teehee.

  16. 16 Andy124 said at 9:05 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    If SHE’s saying that, I’m scared.

  17. 17 Corry said at 9:04 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Did Henery have a new leg installed over the offseason?

  18. 18 Crus57 said at 9:06 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    They adjusted his stride, apparently.

  19. 19 ohitsdom said at 9:04 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Billy Davis must be Jim Johnson reincarnate. No other explanation. I haven’t been this football happy in a long time.

  20. 20 Andy124 said at 9:05 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    James Casey?

  21. 21 scratcherk said at 9:06 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Was wondering as well… Ah well.

  22. 22 Iskar36 said at 9:18 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Haven’t seen him at all tonight, but I’m curious if he has done anything away from the ball that would be a positive. Having said that, I didn’t fully buy the “we are saving him for the regular season” logic. He still should have shown us a bit during the preseason in my opinion.

  23. 23 doudigdoug said at 9:06 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    The entire 1st Q I just kept looking at the clock thinking “I can’t believe it is still the 1st quarter.”

  24. 24 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 9:07 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    damn. what a play!

  25. 25 shah8 said at 9:07 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Yes…That’s an OMG play.

  26. 26 Teehee said at 9:07 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Dayum, Williams.

  27. 27 Corry said at 9:07 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Cary Williams has more plays this year than Nnamdi in his entire tenure in Philly.

  28. 28 D3FB said at 9:08 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I’ll allow Mr. Sconces to play for me. Wow.

  29. 29 the midatlantic said at 9:08 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    holy hell sconces for all, sconces forever

  30. 30 Andy124 said at 9:08 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Sconces is a good tackler and all. But too bad he can’t cover.

  31. 31 P_P_K said at 9:08 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    First multi-interception game for RG since high school.

  32. 32 Crus57 said at 9:08 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Throw it away, Vick!

  33. 33 scratcherk said at 9:08 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I’ll personally drive Cary sconce shopping

  34. 34 Corry said at 9:08 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    It’s ok to throw the ball away there Vick.

  35. 35 Crus57 said at 9:09 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Shady!!

  36. 36 xeynon said at 9:09 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Is this good defense by the Eagles, or just terrible offense by the Redskins? RGIII looks awful tonight.

  37. 37 Teehee said at 9:09 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Oh, dear Lord Shady!

  38. 38 shah8 said at 9:09 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Just. OH MY GOD

  39. 39 scratcherk said at 9:09 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Got to start throwing ball away.

  40. 40 D3FB said at 9:09 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Madden is harder than this!

  41. 41 Teehee said at 9:10 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    That was epic.

  42. 42 Corry said at 9:09 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    SportsCenter is going to be 4 hours long tomorrow when they have to show this entire game as a highlight reel.

  43. 43 P_P_K said at 9:10 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Shady – 149 yards!

  44. 44 shah8 said at 9:10 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Another Monday Night Massacre, isn’t it, fellas?

  45. 45 BC1968 said at 9:10 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Something about the Eagles at Washington huh?

  46. 46 shah8 said at 9:11 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    It’s the humidity. Pigs don’t sweat good.

  47. 47 D3FB said at 9:11 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    We’ve been saying all night that this is the most fun we’ve had since that game.

  48. 48 BC1968 said at 9:10 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Wow! There’s the running game! This is unreal. A healthy o-line goes a loooong way.

  49. 49 Crus57 said at 9:11 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    This may be the one time this season I am happy that Gruden is still in the booth.

  50. 50 Andy124 said at 9:13 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    How many backs were picked before McCoy?

  51. 51 A Roy said at 9:13 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Man, this feels good.

  52. 52 Teehee said at 9:13 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I’ll second that.

  53. 53 CampDracula said at 9:14 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I think my favorite part of all is the silence of the Redskins’ stadium.

  54. 54 Teehee said at 9:15 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Hah, they look so depressed.

  55. 55 Crus57 said at 9:15 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    That and the booing by the Skins fans.

  56. 56 Andy124 said at 9:15 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Objectively, that was a nice football play.

  57. 57 Corry said at 9:15 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Allen made a tackle.

  58. 58 Andy124 said at 9:16 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Iverson?

  59. 59 P_P_K said at 9:17 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Not in practice.

  60. 60 Daz said at 9:15 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    You know what sucks most about this game? It’s not televised in Australia! πŸ™

  61. 61 Corry said at 9:16 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I am so sorry. You are missing one hell of a game πŸ™

  62. 62 Daz said at 9:17 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I’m at work anyway – I’m a teacher and my senior PE class and I were keeping track during the first half (just on NFL.com)

  63. 63 P_P_K said at 9:18 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Are your kids Eagl;es fans?

  64. 64 Daz said at 9:20 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I’m trying!! It’s not a popular sport over here, most of them understand very little about the game.

  65. 65 A Roy said at 9:34 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Where’s Sav Rocca from?

  66. 66 Daz said at 9:42 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Yeah, he’s from Aus. We’ve had a few punters now. Rocca, Ben Graham, Mat McBriar, Brad Wing and of course, Darren Bennett… They’ve each received token media coverage at best. Jesse Williams got more coverage with the draft this year.

  67. 67 scratcherk said at 9:19 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    A T D H E dot eu my friend

  68. 68 P_P_K said at 9:16 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Can’t you watch it via NFL.com?

  69. 69 Daz said at 9:18 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    time difference = at work! (but have a period off at the moment)

  70. 70 Neil said at 9:18 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    wiziwig.com for free

  71. 71 Daz said at 9:18 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    trying now, cheers!

  72. 72 Corry said at 9:20 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Jake Knott sighting there.

  73. 73 Corry said at 9:20 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Hmmm…Knott is in for Kendricks. Any word on him??

  74. 74 Crus57 said at 9:21 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    His helmet got busted up on that sideline tackle he made., I think.

  75. 75 Corry said at 9:22 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    he was on the field on that play I think.

  76. 76 Andy124 said at 9:20 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Gotta get this in before it’s too late: Just imagine how many less points our D would have given up so far if Curry were active tonight.

  77. 77 BC1968 said at 9:20 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Nice long drive.

  78. 78 Teehee said at 9:21 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    There it is. Boom.

  79. 79 Corry said at 9:22 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Ouch. Salt in the wound.

  80. 80 Teehee said at 9:23 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    That would have went in last year.

  81. 81 Corry said at 9:23 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    From 60 yards out probably.

  82. 82 BC1968 said at 9:23 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Nah, it would’ve been a record, 71

  83. 83 Andy124 said at 9:24 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    And it would have been counted for 9 points… somehow.

  84. 84 Teehee said at 9:24 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    And Jerry Jones would have slam dunked it as celebration.

  85. 85 Crus57 said at 9:22 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Opponent misses a field goal! End of the world is nigh!

  86. 86 Christopher Miller said at 9:22 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    beautiful

  87. 87 D3FB said at 9:22 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Perfect! Just perfect!

  88. 88 BC1968 said at 9:22 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Woo hoo! All that time wasted for 0 points.

  89. 89 Iskar36 said at 9:22 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Has anyone noticed much from Cox? I was hoping to see him make a little more of an impact, but I haven’t noticed him much beyond when I was focusing on him.

  90. 90 Crus57 said at 9:23 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    He got held on one of RGIII’s scrambles earlier (no flag though), otherwise I’ve not noticed him.

  91. 91 Corry said at 9:23 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Can’t say I’ve seen a lot but, to be honest I’m not really watching him.

  92. 92 Andy124 said at 9:25 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    There’s been a disturbing lack of Cox pounding the open holes.

  93. 93 Iskar36 said at 9:26 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Wow…

  94. 94 Andy124 said at 9:28 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I’m with you. Talk about classless.

  95. 95 Andy124 said at 9:23 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Wow. If this wasn’t an NFC East team, I’d feel pity.

  96. 96 BC1968 said at 9:23 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Are we going to keep burning it on offense?

  97. 97 shah8 said at 9:23 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    DBs having been tackling all that well. But all’s good, right now.

  98. 98 Corry said at 9:24 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Step up from last year. They would have just run away from the play or swatted at the ball.

  99. 99 nicolajNN said at 9:24 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Haha, that Shannahan face after the miss, priceless

  100. 100 Corry said at 9:25 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    This is cool watching McCoy look like he’s in Madden, but seriously, bring someone else in.

  101. 101 Andy124 said at 9:27 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    granted

  102. 102 Corry said at 9:27 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    This is cool but I wish Scarlet Johannson would show up at my house. *waits*

  103. 103 Andy124 said at 9:30 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    lol

  104. 104 Iskar36 said at 9:25 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Um…. did the crowd just become Eagles fans on that McCoy spin move?

  105. 105 Corry said at 9:26 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Nah, I think the ‘Skins fans are so quiet, you can hear the Birds fans now.

  106. 106 Teehee said at 9:26 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I love how enraged the crowd is after the missed tackles.

  107. 107 Crus57 said at 9:27 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I think Bryce Brown is suffering from the Skins playing every play he’s in as a run, since his pass blocking is sometimes shaky.

  108. 108 scratcherk said at 9:27 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Thoroughly amazed. Pat Shurmur is an offensive mastermind

  109. 109 Corry said at 9:29 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Honestly, I don’t think Shurmur has a whole lot to do with it.

  110. 110 scratcherk said at 9:31 PM on September 9th, 2013:


    (tongue in cheek)

  111. 111 Corry said at 9:33 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    WE NEED A SARCASM FONT

  112. 112 scratcherk said at 9:33 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    *thumbs up*

  113. 113 Andy124 said at 9:34 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Can we not just append /s?

  114. 114 BC1968 said at 9:29 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    You know what’s amazing. That was the Eagles’ 4th punt.

  115. 115 P_P_K said at 9:29 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    ST is so much improved.

  116. 116 TommyLawlor said at 9:31 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Love it. Fipp is my homeboy.

  117. 117 bwin29 said at 9:33 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Anyone see what happened to Boykin?

  118. 118 Crus57 said at 9:33 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I think he was in on the tackle on the first punt, stayed down afterwards.

  119. 119 bwin29 said at 9:34 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Did you see the hit?

  120. 120 Crus57 said at 9:34 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Too many bodies in close quarters, I didn’t see anything obvious.

  121. 121 Crus57 said at 9:35 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    He was back on the field (if a little slow) that play.

  122. 122 scratcherk said at 9:35 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I’m curious if Eagles put in backups if up big late.

  123. 123 P_P_K said at 9:37 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Considering we have 2 games in the next 10 days, I hope so.

  124. 124 Andy124 said at 9:37 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Looks like it’s happening. Casey is in there at least. And Poyer.

  125. 125 Andy124 said at 9:38 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Could just be “dinged up” subs though.

  126. 126 Iskar36 said at 9:35 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    HOLY CRAP! IT’S STILL THE 3RD QUARTER!

  127. 127 scratcherk said at 9:36 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Always frustrated me how Reid never pulled starters

  128. 128 Corry said at 9:38 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    One complaint here: too many WRs running open. If Griffin were playing better, this would be a very different game.

  129. 129 Andy124 said at 9:40 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Can’t you just enjoy this for one game? πŸ™‚

  130. 130 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 9:40 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    the past two drives have been pitch and catch for the most part

  131. 131 BC1968 said at 9:42 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Not a good time to have time consuming drives though. I’m happy with a 3rd quarter tie

  132. 132 P_P_K said at 9:40 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Got to believe Andy Reid is watching this game. Wonder what he’s thinking?

  133. 133 Andy124 said at 9:41 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    That he won by more?

  134. 134 BC1968 said at 9:41 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Against the worst team in football.

  135. 135 Teehee said at 9:41 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Why does Shady have the ball in his hands? This is weird, Chip.

  136. 136 P_P_K said at 9:41 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    LOL!

  137. 137 BC1968 said at 9:42 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Excellent

  138. 138 scratcherk said at 9:41 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    This defense sucks

    (sarcasm fyi..)

  139. 139 shah8 said at 9:42 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    We sort of knew that already. If we can’t get positive plays in the course of blitzing, we’re going to suck there.

  140. 140 RichF said at 9:43 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I know! I can’t believe they allowed an offensive score!

  141. 141 BC1968 said at 9:43 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I’ll take a 3rd quarter tie. The Redskins show no urgency.

  142. 142 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 9:43 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I’m thinking it would be good practice to play Foles in the 4th quarter of most of these games we are winning big. Get more game experience and all! Should be plenty of opportunities to pull the starters this year πŸ™‚

  143. 143 scratcherk said at 9:44 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Only up 3 scores…

  144. 144 Flyin said at 9:45 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    If the Eagles had 50+ points, I’d agree.

  145. 145 BC1968 said at 9:46 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Yep, this is a team coming off a 4-12 season.

  146. 146 Flyin said at 9:47 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Every win counts, and I want this one!

  147. 147 BC1968 said at 9:45 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    No not winning big, many comebacks bigger than this.

  148. 148 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 9:51 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I guess the sarcasm tag really is need. Exclamation points and smiley faces do not suffice…noted.

  149. 149 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 9:44 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    ST sucks. Can’t get past the 20….

  150. 150 Daz said at 9:46 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    If they leave Shady in, playing like this… he’s on track for what, 220+

  151. 151 BC1968 said at 9:46 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    IV time..lol

  152. 152 Anders said at 9:47 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Shady is not sure what is happening.

  153. 153 P_P_K said at 9:47 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Shady is leading the league in rushing.

  154. 154 Iskar36 said at 9:48 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Vick with a key block on that play… not sure what to think about that

  155. 155 scratcherk said at 9:48 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Uh oh…

  156. 156 Andy124 said at 9:48 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    That’s at least the 3rd block I’ve seen Vick throw is body in to. I see that out of a young QB or college QB I think it’s awesome. I see that out of a 33 year old QB with an injury history, it gives me doubts about that guy’s football smarts.

  157. 157 Crus57 said at 9:49 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    In the NFC Championship game, great play. In the 1st game of the season… not so great.

  158. 158 Andy124 said at 9:50 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Good point. Situational awareness is another big issue. He’s up by 16 in the 4th quarter of the 1st game of the year when he’s doing this.

  159. 159 Iskar36 said at 9:53 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    The one thing I will say is, in the past, he hasn’t done things like that. In this game, he clearly is looking to make the block. You have to wonder if the coaches have told him to block.

    Either way, I agree with you. I am not a fan of him throwing his body into a block like that. His health is way more important than getting a few yards on a play where we are up by 19. Furthermore, a defensive player will start to notice him trying to block and will take advantage of the opportunity to try and hit him hard.

  160. 160 Andy124 said at 9:55 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    You have to wonder if the coaches have told him to block. I did indeed wonder that. Just doesn’t seem that likely.

  161. 161 Iskar36 said at 9:57 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I would be surprised, but it’s just weird seeing him make those blocks. He didn’t do those types of things in the past, so something changed.

  162. 162 Neil said at 9:58 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I think what’s changed is the introduction of the read option. Otherwise, he’d be way in the backfield like he always was.

  163. 163 Andy124 said at 9:59 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Agreed that it’s weird. No theories to offer at this time. Doubt any information will be forthcoming. Hopefully Tommy can get to the bottom of this. Get on it Mr. Lawlor.

  164. 164 scratcherk said at 9:48 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Flashes of 2012..

  165. 165 shah8 said at 9:50 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Actually, 2011.

  166. 166 Teehee said at 9:49 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Ugh. He never tucked that ball in that play.

  167. 167 Jack Waggoner said at 9:51 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Ouch. Unfortunately this game is not over.

  168. 168 teltschikfakeout88 said at 9:52 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Please don’t be Detroit game from 2012

  169. 169 Andy124 said at 9:53 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Avant’s probably the last player I would both want and expect that to happen to.

  170. 170 Iskar36 said at 9:54 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Nice to see Cox make a play, but he went unblocked on that one…

  171. 171 Teehee said at 9:55 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Please, let’s not tank this….

    Please.

  172. 172 DamonL86 said at 9:55 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    sigh

  173. 173 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 9:56 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    rookie Poyer just got taken to school. Guess it’s time to break out the 1st half playbook again

  174. 174 BC1968 said at 9:56 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Time to score here.

  175. 175 BC1968 said at 9:57 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Gotta go back to what you know.

  176. 176 BC1968 said at 9:57 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    A lousy fg makes it a two td two 2 pt conversion game.

  177. 177 P_P_K said at 9:58 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I enjoyed the romp, now it’s gut check.

  178. 178 CampDracula said at 10:10 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    ^this

  179. 179 Flyin said at 9:59 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I am ready for some more ultra-offense.

  180. 180 BC1968 said at 10:00 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Big time….love the option.

  181. 181 P_P_K said at 10:00 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Great read, #7

  182. 182 Andy124 said at 10:01 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Rambo looked bad there.

  183. 183 BC1968 said at 10:01 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Times like these you need your running game.

  184. 184 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 10:03 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    first game of the year and Vick is already limping…great

  185. 185 xeynon said at 10:09 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    This is my worry – that this game will prove to be a microcosm of the year. Vick taking a hellacious beating to pick up extra yards or block for the running backs and McCoy getting 35 carries a game is not a sustainable strategy for a 16 game season.

  186. 186 Andy124 said at 10:12 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I think McCoy can hold up for a season or two. I think his overall peak would have at least 2 seasons cut off it going at this rate though. Not all doom and gloom. I could definitely see Brown and Polk getting more carries as the season goes on.

  187. 187 Iskar36 said at 10:03 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Vick clearly limping/hurt

  188. 188 Teehee said at 10:04 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Hope it’s not serious.

  189. 189 Andy124 said at 10:03 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Looking ahead, San Diego has a pretty poor defense doesn’t it?

  190. 190 shah8 said at 10:04 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    That hold was a killer.

  191. 191 BC1968 said at 10:04 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Great punt. Turnover time.

  192. 192 Corry said at 10:04 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I’m starting to get nervous. Vick is limping, the ‘Skins are surging.

  193. 193 Teehee said at 10:04 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Even when our O-Line isn’t sucking, Vick is still taking more hits than a quarterback should.

  194. 194 xeynon said at 10:13 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    This is my biggest problem with Vick. His combination of brittleness and reckless disregard for his own health is hugely problematic in a starting quarterback. As much as I love his grit the pounding he subjects himself to makes it pretty much impossible to win over the long haul with him.

  195. 195 Andy124 said at 10:05 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I think the most undeniable, most likely to be consistent throughout the season is the same thing that was most apparent in the preseason. Our speacial teams are GOOD.

  196. 196 DamonL86 said at 10:05 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    this game should have been put away awhile ago.

  197. 197 Andy124 said at 10:07 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Boykin didn’t look to be in any hurry to get off the ground. πŸ™

  198. 198 Andy124 said at 10:08 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Haven’t heard Graham’s name once tonight.

  199. 199 Teehee said at 10:08 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Ah, what happened to defense?

  200. 200 Andy124 said at 10:09 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Pessimistic view: Bob knocked the rust off.

  201. 201 Anders said at 10:12 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    we are 2 CBs down. Both Boykin and Williams is hurt

  202. 202 Corry said at 10:09 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Los Angeles Ram?

  203. 203 P_P_K said at 10:09 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    old school

  204. 204 Teehee said at 10:09 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Haha exactly.

  205. 205 BC1968 said at 10:10 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Used a time-out. Good.

  206. 206 BC1968 said at 10:10 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    They’ll be more to nit pick about later?

  207. 207 Christopher Miller said at 10:11 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    well we knew this would be a year of ups and downs…team needs to stay focused and finish this puppy off…

  208. 208 BC1968 said at 10:11 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Ups and downs but not in the same game….yeah they need a big play.

  209. 209 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 10:12 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I think the common problem theme on D all year will be the lack of pass rush. If they aren’t blitzing, they aren’t getting to the passer. The back end of that secondary just isn’t good enough to cover for extended periods.

  210. 210 nicolajNN said at 10:12 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Boyking’s been playing hurt past two drives, looks like he’s finally replaced by Poyer

  211. 211 Corry said at 10:13 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Boykin is still in there.

  212. 212 Teehee said at 10:14 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    ……..

  213. 213 Christopher Miller said at 10:14 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    nice

  214. 214 Teehee said at 10:15 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Cary, I love you.

  215. 215 scratcherk said at 10:15 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    SIGH OF RELIEF

  216. 216 Corry said at 10:15 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    SCONCES FOR EVERYONE!

  217. 217 Christopher Miller said at 10:15 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    /thumbs up…nice hold

  218. 218 bdbd20 said at 10:15 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Game. Sconces.

  219. 219 P_P_K said at 10:15 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    That’s why we got Williams!

  220. 220 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 10:16 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    now that’s the sort of play you need playmakers to make. Hats off to Cary

  221. 221 BC1968 said at 10:16 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    This is how it supposed to be? Score a lot and have the defense make enough plays.

  222. 222 Crus57 said at 10:16 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Heart Attacks for everyone!

  223. 223 scratcherk said at 10:17 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    why do they keep confusing bryce brown and brandon boykin

  224. 224 Christopher Miller said at 10:17 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    dumb…come on

  225. 225 xeynon said at 10:17 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Nice play by Cary Williams. He may be a headcase and not the best cover guy, but he’s not afraid to play a physical brand of corner. Shades of Troy Vincent.

  226. 226 Corry said at 10:18 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    These penalties are back breaking.

  227. 227 Teehee said at 10:18 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Andy, is that you?

  228. 228 Teehee said at 10:18 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Nice reach Avant.

  229. 229 BC1968 said at 10:19 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Made up for the fumble!

  230. 230 P_P_K said at 10:19 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Clutch.

  231. 231 Corry said at 10:19 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Keep talking Hall. Give us a free 15.

  232. 232 shah8 said at 10:20 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Difference between pass defense last year and pass defense this year is that the DB are making plays on the ball a heckuvalot more.

  233. 233 Crus57 said at 10:20 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    DBs are actually in the camera shot when the ball reaches the receiver.

  234. 234 P_P_K said at 10:20 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Truth.

  235. 235 xeynon said at 10:26 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Williams and Fletcher do not have the talent that Asomugha and DRC do, but they like playing football a lot more, and that counts for a lot.

  236. 236 Christopher Miller said at 10:22 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Hope it is not a hernia…he does not look good

  237. 237 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 10:22 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    ugh, a first down there would have gone a really long way toward finishing off this game.

  238. 238 Corry said at 10:23 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Donnie Jones is an awesome punter.

  239. 239 P_P_K said at 10:23 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Great game tonight.

  240. 240 D3FB said at 10:23 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Confused to why you don’t take the delay of game there.

  241. 241 Teehee said at 10:24 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Not another corner. Dang.

  242. 242 CampDracula said at 10:25 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Welp, the good news is their heads can’t get too big after that first half.

  243. 243 Andy124 said at 10:33 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Way to spin it. Agassi would be proud. πŸ™‚

  244. 244 xeynon said at 10:25 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Donnie Jones is a massive upgrade over pretty much any punter we had in the Andy Reid era. It’s such a stealth weapon to have a guy who can consistently execute the pooch punt.

  245. 245 Anders said at 10:25 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    yea those had been touchbacks by Henry or McBriar last two years

  246. 246 P_P_K said at 10:26 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Trent is having a great game.

  247. 247 Crus57 said at 10:28 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Just need to get the ball back and this game is over.

  248. 248 Corry said at 10:28 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    The ‘Skins are taking way too long on this drive. I’ll take it.

  249. 249 Anders said at 10:29 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    yea, outside of the TD after the Avant fumble, the Skins have used a lot of time for only 7 points

  250. 250 Flyin said at 10:31 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    This offense is scary. Clean up the mistakes…ultra scary.

  251. 251 Andy124 said at 10:37 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    You could easily be talking about either team right there.

  252. 252 Flyin said at 10:41 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I’m obviously an Eagles fan.

  253. 253 Andy124 said at 10:45 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Never would have guessed.

  254. 254 Crus57 said at 10:31 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Oh ffs.

  255. 255 DamonL86 said at 10:32 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Are you kidding me

  256. 256 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 10:32 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    what a terrible play by Chung. got caught flat footed

  257. 257 P_P_K said at 10:32 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Chung exposed.

  258. 258 Corry said at 10:32 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Get the onside kick it’s game.

  259. 259 P_P_K said at 10:33 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Fact.

  260. 260 Christopher Miller said at 10:33 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    well right now if I had to trust one phase, it is ST’s to win this thing

  261. 261 CTAZPA said at 10:33 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    ST, Stare that ball into your hands

  262. 262 scratcherk said at 10:33 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    all that ST practice better pay off

  263. 263 Corry said at 10:33 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    If they fuck it up, they all have to deal with the Fipp stare for a week.

  264. 264 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 10:36 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    my god that was close

  265. 265 Corry said at 10:36 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    GAME!

  266. 266 scratcherk said at 10:36 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    my heart…

  267. 267 Teehee said at 10:37 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    That was a lot closer than it should have been.

  268. 268 BC1968 said at 10:37 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Offsides, game was over anyway.

  269. 269 Christopher Miller said at 10:37 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    now just have to hope none of the injuries are serious

  270. 270 BC1968 said at 10:37 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Whew…undefeated

  271. 271 nicolajNN said at 10:39 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I remember saying this last year, but still a win is win

  272. 272 CampDracula said at 10:43 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    This feels very different. But your point is still valid.

  273. 273 nicolajNN said at 10:46 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Expectations are certainly different. overall I also think we played better today, we never fell totally apart, and the first half was amazing

  274. 274 xeynon said at 10:46 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Last year the Eagles went into the season in Super Bowl-or-bust mode. A narrow victory over a crappy team like the Browns was a matter for relief mixed with consternation.

    This year, they’re going into the season as a rebuilding team with a lot of new, young pieces and an exciting, innovative new offense. Given the youth of the team, any victory, particularly one in which the possibilities of Kelly’s offense were apparent, is to be savored.

  275. 275 CampDracula said at 10:50 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Forget about expectations for a minute.

    Last year, they struggled against one of the worst teams in the league. This year, they dominated the defending division champs, then cut it close by playing too conservatively. HUGE difference.

  276. 276 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 10:39 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I’ll take the opening week win, on the road against the division champs, but that was way too close after the throttling they put on the skins to open the game.

    I think this defense has its work cut out for it going forward. I’d like to think they can go all Chicago Bears and force massive amounts of turnovers, but I’m skeptical

  277. 277 CampDracula said at 10:41 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Final tally:

    Pass: Run = 25:49

    Mind = Blown.

  278. 278 Anders said at 10:44 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Brain cannot compute

  279. 279 Iskar36 said at 10:45 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    It was very run heavy, but Kelly was extremely balanced when the game was seemingly still a close contest. So Kelly used ARs mantra of throw to get the lead, but then actually ran to protect the lead. The team struggled though once we became very run heavy.

  280. 280 BC1968 said at 10:41 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    OMG watch pregame..Cox was caught red handed checking out a redskins cheerrleaders ass and giving a nod of approval not knowing he was on tv lmaooo awesome

  281. 281 scratcherk said at 10:42 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    gif needed… of the cheerleader…

  282. 282 BC1968 said at 11:06 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    I’m going to find when they do the replay of the postgame and hope I can record it. it came right out of the gate of postgame, the Redskins cheerleaders were walking practically along with the Eagles, which I’ve never seen before. Cox was busted, god if I can get it…….the cheerleader was smoking, along with the restr that were smoking

  283. 283 Dragon_Eagle said at 10:43 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Is it safe to restart the heart now?

  284. 284 P_P_K said at 10:43 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Until next week.

  285. 285 xeynon said at 10:44 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Glad to get a win. Still, there have to be serious concerns going forward. The offense completely stalled in the second half, the defense looked pretty bad once Griffin started playing like a competent NFL quarterback, and giving Shady 30+ carries every week, with Vick serving as a lead blocker on many of them, is not an offensive approach that will be sustainable over the long term. I expect Kelly is smart enough to realize all this and make adjustments, which is good, because he’s going to have to.

  286. 286 Anders said at 10:47 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    We was clearly in protect lead mode by most of the 2nd half. We passed like 5 times in the 2nd half

  287. 287 xeynon said at 10:50 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Part of that was that every time we did try to pass the Redskins blitzed the holy hell out of Vick and succeeded in forcing him to scramble or make hurried decisions. I’m sure Kelly didn’t want to risk a turnover by throwing more, particularly after the Avant fumble got the Skins back in the game. I don’t think it can be entirely blamed on playcalling – Washington clearly looked like the superior team in the second half.

  288. 288 Anders said at 10:52 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Andy Reid would still have passed the hell out of the ball. This is just what protecting a lead really looks like.

  289. 289 xeynon said at 10:54 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Right, but a really good team, with a really balanced, dynamic offense – like, say, the Broncos – would’ve kept throwing successfully and broken the back of the opponent before going into “sit on the lead” mode. 26 points is not a safe lead with an entire half left to play, particularly with this defense.

  290. 290 Anders said at 10:59 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    The Redskins was 4th in points right after the Broncos last year. Also the Skins is a balanced offense.

  291. 291 Andy124 said at 10:47 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Now we know why Havili wasn’t retained… we have Vick to take his place.

  292. 292 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 10:57 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    just realized the skins scored 20 consecutive points. that’s not good, not matter how you try to justify it.

  293. 293 BC1968 said at 11:08 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    Didinger made a great point. This offense is built to go, so playing slow down, which was totally the way you should play, wasn’t fitting their style. Yes, need improvement, but crap, did we win a division game last year?

  294. 294 Andy124 said at 11:14 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    It’s week 1. PSU lost its first 2 game of 2012 but kept improving and finsihed 8-2 the rest of the way and were a drastically different team at the end of the year than they were at the beginning.Eagles started off 3-1 last year and finished off 4-12. Completely different team after week 6 than they were before. Tonight was completely schizophrienic. If anything, tonihgt is just more of what we’re used to. God only knows what to expect from here on out.

  295. 295 Andy124 said at 11:15 PM on September 9th, 2013:

    typos suck.