Thriller

Posted: December 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 9 Comments »

The Eagles led 29-16. Life seemed good. I had a reasonably normal heart level and wasn’t wishing death and destruction upon the small Texas hamlet known as Houston.

Then the Texans scored a pair of TDs to take a late lead, 30-29.

Life was bad. My heart was working overtime and I wanted east Texas destroyed.

Thankfully, Nick Foles was there to save the day. He led the Eagles on a 72-yard drive that ended with Jake Elliott nailing the game-winning field goal.

Eagles 32, Texans 30

In time, we’ll look at this as a classic game. Right now it feels like the game that almost ended my life. There was no joy for me when the ball went through the uprights, only relief.

Thank god the Eagles didn’t blow this.

It is so frustrating because there was so much to feel good about. Foles played one of the best games of his career. He threw for 471 yards and 4 TDs. Darren Sproles played his best game of the year and showed that he can still be a playmaker. Nelson Agholor delivered an 83-yard TD catch. Zach Ertz was 12-110 with a pair of TDs. Lane Johnson shut down J.J. Watt. Avonte Maddox had another outstanding game. Chris Long had a pair of sacks and a FF.

There were also three turnovers.

There were 11 penalties for 105 yards.

There were more than a few mental mistakes.

The defense lost contain on Deshaun Watson multiple times in the game. That was torturous. The one thing you can’t do is let him get outside. And they did that several times. KOR Boston Scott ran the ball out of the end zone late in the game, costing the Eagles 14 yards and wasting seconds. STers could have downed a punt inside the 5-yard line, but got sloppy and it ended up a touchback.

A Josh Adams fumble was the biggest mistake of the game. The Eagles had control of the game. They were working the clock. They had the ball at midfield. Adams loses the ball and that gave life back to the Texans and jump-started their comeback. Why rookie, why?

Instead of a comfortable win, the Eagles were forced to come from behind and win in dramatic fashion.

There will be tremendous focus on Foles and his performance. He was brilliant today, connecting with nine different receivers. He was incredible on third downs, making clutch throw after clutch throw. The Eagles were 4 for 4 on fourth downs. Foles once again got the ball downfield and that proved to be crucial. The Eagles had five plays of 30 or more yards. They scored 32 points, but only got into the Red Zone twice.

Beyond all of that stuff, Foles also did a great job of providing leadership and keeping his teammates focused.

As much as we should talk about Foles, this was another game where the whole team made plays. The Eagles are now 4-1 in the last five games. They have beaten division leaders in each of the last two weeks. This team is peaking.

And they won in a game where there weren’t many lucky breaks. Officiating was an issue on multiple plays, some of them critical plays.

The Eagles are now 8-7 and still in the playoff hunt. They didn’t get any help today. It will all come down to the final weekend, with the Eagles needing to beat the Skins and hoping for some outside help.

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9 Comments on “Thriller”

  1. 1 Eagles News: Nick Foles says playing his potential last game in Philadelphia was “emotional” – SportsNewsNow said at 8:00 AM on December 24th, 2018:

    […] Thriller – Iggles BlitzThere will be tremendous focus on Foles and his performance. He was brilliant today, connecting with nine different receivers. He was incredible on third downs, making clutch throw after clutch throw. The Eagles were 4 for 4 on fourth downs. Foles once again got the ball downfield and that proved to be crucial. The Eagles had five plays of 30 or more yards. They scored 32 points, but only got into the Red Zone twice. Beyond all of that stuff, Foles also did a great job of providing leadership and keeping his teammates focused. As much as we should talk about Foles, this was another game where the whole team made plays. The Eagles are now 4-1 in the last five games. They have beaten division leaders in each of the last two weeks. This team is peaking. […]

  2. 2 Eagles News: Nick Foles says playing his potential last game in Philadelphia was “emotional” - Bleeding Green Nation - Healthy Topics said at 9:04 AM on December 24th, 2018:

    […] Thriller – Iggles BlitzThere will be tremendous focus on Foles and his performance. He was brilliant today, connecting with nine different receivers. He was incredible on third downs, making clutch throw after clutch throw. The Eagles were 4 for 4 on fourth downs. Foles once again got the ball downfield and that proved to be crucial. The Eagles had five plays of 30 or more yards. They scored 32 points, but only got into the Red Zone twice. Beyond all of that stuff, Foles also did a great job of providing leadership and keeping his teammates focused. As much as we should talk about Foles, this was another game where the whole team made plays. The Eagles are now 4-1 in the last five games. They have beaten division leaders in each of the last two weeks. This team is peaking. […]

  3. 3 Eagles News: Nick Foles says playing his potential last game in Philadelphia was “emotional” - Bleeding Green Nation — Headline News said at 9:05 AM on December 24th, 2018:

    […] Thriller – Iggles BlitzThere will be tremendous focus on Foles and his performance. He was brilliant today, connecting with nine different receivers. He was incredible on third downs, making clutch throw after clutch throw. The Eagles were 4 for 4 on fourth downs. Foles once again got the ball downfield and that proved to be crucial. The Eagles had five plays of 30 or more yards. They scored 32 points, but only got into the Red Zone twice. Beyond all of that stuff, Foles also did a great job of providing leadership and keeping his teammates focused. As much as we should talk about Foles, this was another game where the whole team made plays. The Eagles are now 4-1 in the last five games. They have beaten division leaders in each of the last two weeks. This team is peaking. […]

  4. 4 Eagles News: Nick Foles says playing his potential last game in Philadelphia was “emotional” – Bleeding Green Nation | Unhinged Group said at 10:19 AM on December 24th, 2018:

    […] Thriller – Iggles BlitzThere will be tremendous focus on Foles and his performance. He was brilliant today, connecting with nine different receivers. He was incredible on third downs, making clutch throw after clutch throw. The Eagles were 4 for 4 on fourth downs. Foles once again got the ball downfield and that proved to be crucial. The Eagles had five plays of 30 or more yards. They scored 32 points, but only got into the Red Zone twice. Beyond all of that stuff, Foles also did a great job of providing leadership and keeping his teammates focused. As much as we should talk about Foles, this was another game where the whole team made plays. The Eagles are now 4-1 in the last five games. They have beaten division leaders in each of the last two weeks. This team is peaking. […]

  5. 5 Eagles News: Nick Foles says playing his potential last game in Philadelphia was “emotional” - Bleeding Green Nation - W Contest said at 10:42 AM on December 24th, 2018:

    […] Thriller – Iggles BlitzThere will be tremendous focus on Foles and his performance. He was brilliant today, connecting with nine different receivers. He was incredible on third downs, making clutch throw after clutch throw. The Eagles were 4 for 4 on fourth downs. Foles once again got the ball downfield and that proved to be crucial. The Eagles had five plays of 30 or more yards. They scored 32 points, but only got into the Red Zone twice. Beyond all of that stuff, Foles also did a great job of providing leadership and keeping his teammates focused. As much as we should talk about Foles, this was another game where the whole team made plays. The Eagles are now 4-1 in the last five games. They have beaten division leaders in each of the last two weeks. This team is peaking. […]

  6. 6 Eagles News: Nick Foles says playing his potential last game in Philadelphia was "emotional" – Bleeding Green Nation | Homeless Lives Matter Berkeley said at 10:50 AM on December 24th, 2018:

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  7. 7 Eagles News: Nick Foles says playing his potential last game in Philadelphia was “emotional” - Bleeding Green Nation | We Watch U said at 10:51 AM on December 24th, 2018:

    […] Thriller – Iggles BlitzThere will be tremendous focus on Foles and his performance. He was brilliant today, connecting with nine different receivers. He was incredible on third downs, making clutch throw after clutch throw. The Eagles were 4 for 4 on fourth downs. Foles once again got the ball downfield and that proved to be crucial. The Eagles had five plays of 30 or more yards. They scored 32 points, but only got into the Red Zone twice. Beyond all of that stuff, Foles also did a great job of providing leadership and keeping his teammates focused. As much as we should talk about Foles, this was another game where the whole team made plays. The Eagles are now 4-1 in the last five games. They have beaten division leaders in each of the last two weeks. This team is peaking. […]

  8. 8 Eagles News: Nick Foles says playing his potential last game in Philadelphia was “emotional” - Bleeding Green Nation | admin said at 11:34 AM on December 24th, 2018:

    […] Thriller – Iggles BlitzThere will be tremendous focus on Foles and his performance. He was brilliant today, connecting with nine different receivers. He was incredible on third downs, making clutch throw after clutch throw. The Eagles were 4 for 4 on fourth downs. Foles once again got the ball downfield and that proved to be crucial. The Eagles had five plays of 30 or more yards. They scored 32 points, but only got into the Red Zone twice. Beyond all of that stuff, Foles also did a great job of providing leadership and keeping his teammates focused. As much as we should talk about Foles, this was another game where the whole team made plays. The Eagles are now 4-1 in the last five games. They have beaten division leaders in each of the last two weeks. This team is peaking. […]

  9. 9 Eagles News: Nick Foles says playing his potential last game in Philadelphia was “emotional” - Bleeding Green Nation | World News Network said at 12:35 PM on December 24th, 2018:

    […] Thriller – Iggles BlitzThere will be tremendous focus on Foles and his performance. He was brilliant today, connecting with nine different receivers. He was incredible on third downs, making clutch throw after clutch throw. The Eagles were 4 for 4 on fourth downs. Foles once again got the ball downfield and that proved to be crucial. The Eagles had five plays of 30 or more yards. They scored 32 points, but only got into the Red Zone twice. Beyond all of that stuff, Foles also did a great job of providing leadership and keeping his teammates focused. As much as we should talk about Foles, this was another game where the whole team made plays. The Eagles are now 4-1 in the last five games. They have beaten division leaders in each of the last two weeks. This team is peaking. […]