Stayin’ Alive

Posted: December 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 1 Comment »

The Eagles shocked the world, upsetting the Rams 30-23. Everyone wanted it, but not many people thought it would happen.

There is a ton of credit to go around.

Nick Foles played well, going 24-31-270. He did throw one bad pick, but he made some big plays and got the ball downfield.

Alshon Jeffery had his best game of the year. He caught 8 passes for 160 yards. He moved the chains in some key situations.

Wendell Smallwood ran 10 times for 48 yards and 2 TDs. He ran hard and showed some burst.

The Eagles O-line was terrific. Stefen Wisniewski started at LG and kept Aaron Donald under control. The Eagles didn’t give up a sack. RBs had 28 carries for 106 yards.

Fletcher Cox was a beast. If you were new to football, you would think #91 was the dominant DL that everyone talked about and not Donald. Cox was overpowering and disruptive all night long.

Avonte Maddox came back from injury and started at outside CB. He had an INT in the first half and covered well all game long. The Rams threw his way a few times and had little success. Maddox brought some stability and some ability to a secondary that desperately needed both.

STs did its part. Cameron Johnston averaged 52 yards per punt and pinned the Rams inside the 20 with two of those kicks. Jake Elliott was 3 for 4 on FGs, only missing from 52. He hit all three of his extra points. The coverage units were outstanding. D.J. Alexander recovered a muffed punt.

Jim Schwartz had a terrific gameplan for his defense. The Eagles gave up some yards, but made the Rams earn every inch. Schwartz made the Rams play small-ball, not their preferred style of offense. I also thought the defense played with a lot of energy.

There is going to be a lot of talk about Foles and what a difference he made. The Eagles won this game because they won the line of scrimmage. Foles played a part in that, but let’s keep things in context. This really was a team win.

The Eagles are now 7-7. They sit at 7th in the playoff standings, behind the Vikings at 7-6-1. The Eagles remain alive. All they can do is keep winning and hope things work out.

For a night, it was once again fun to be an Eagles fan. The underdogs took down the 11-2 team and gave us all something to smile about.

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One Comment on “Stayin’ Alive”

  1. 1 Eagles News: Ski masks are the new dog masks in Philadelphia – Dog Cat Vitamins said at 5:22 PM on December 17th, 2018:

    […] Stayin’ Alive – Iggles BlitzThere is going to be a lot of talk about Foles and what a difference he made. The Eagles won this game because they won the line of scrimmage. Foles played a part in that, but let’s keep things in context. This really was a team win. […]