The Philadelphia Eagles win on a rare Tuesday night game against the Covid stricken Washington Football Team. After being pushed back from Sunday all the way until Tuesday the Eagles literally run all over Washington.
How We Got to Tuesday
Journeyman Garrett Gilbert made an emergency start at quarterback for Washington due to a combined 20+ coaches and players affected by COVID-19. In a strange and unexpected way, Washington jumped out to a 10-point lead in South Philly. But then the Eagles’ ground game came alive, and Jalen Hurts led Nick Sirianni’s run-heavy attack to own the second half and brought the city of brotherly love a 27-17 victory, maintaining their place in the NFC wild-card race.
A Recepie for Victory
The Eagles took Forrest Gump’s advice and “Kept on running.” They ran the ball and stopped the run dominating both sides. Things were ugly out of the gate, with Dallas Goedert dropping a wide-open short pass that turned into a Washington pick off of his heal. Jalen Hurts lost the ball on a long scramble. Seemingly, Hurts got an earful from Nick Sirianni.
The Birds never panicked and dug deeper into the ground game as the night wore on. Hurts, Miles Sanders, and Jordan Howard teaming up to gash Washington with both speed and power. A killer showing from the Eagles’ offensive line helped, and Goedert made up for his drops with a slew of first-down routes. Jalen Reagor, DeVonta Smith, and Greg Ward all contributed with key catches.
Hurts really settled in after his sloppy first quarter. He could have been 23 of 26 if not for the drops. Defensively, Fletcher Cox came alive with 1.5 sacks and additional pressures, while the Eagles defense stopped Antonio Gibson all night.
They now sit at 7-7. The Eagles are now tied with Minnesota and New Orleans for the final playoff spot in the NFL. For now, the Vikings would earn the tiebreaker. The Vikings have the toughest schedule of the three remaining with two of the NFC’s better teams left, the Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay. Also, Kirk Cousins will mess it up. Philly already beat the Saints so they have a leg up with three games remaining. Eagles win on a rare Tuesday night game against the Washington Football Team. Can they keep it going on a short week against the Giants with Fromm at the helm?
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