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Eagles Head Into Bye With Two Strong Wins

Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by ThaBayouChef, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. ThaBayouChef

    ThaBayouChef Walk On

    Jul 19, 2012
    Coming off of a loss to the Tennessee Titans in week 5, the Philadelphia Eagles knew the next two weeks would prove what kind of team they are in this young season. With an early home test against the NFC North leading Packers, the Eagles quickly bounced back and got the first of two wins that they needed. Their defense lead the way in that game forcing QB Aaron Rodgers to throw 4 errand interceptions. That trend would soon continue when the Eagles headed out west to face the NFC West leading San Francisco 49ers. Facing a younger, less mature, QB in Matt Williams; Philadelphia would keep the pedal to the metal. They forced the young gun slinger into a career high 6 interceptions, which eventually brought the Eagles back from a 10 point halftime deficit. They went on to beat the 9ers 38-28, and improved to 6-1 on the young season. Prior to that game, however; the Eagles made a rare in-season trade when they shipped veteran DB/S Nnamdi Asomugha to the Denver Broncos for RT Orlando Franklin and a 5th round draft pick. The move madeway for FS Kurt Coleman to return to the field in place of Asomugha, who earlier in the year made the switch from DB to FS. Coleman returned with a bang. Picking off not 1, but 2 interceptions from the young Williams and coming up with 2 tackles. SS Nate Allen also added two interceptions and this Eagles seconday combined has forced 10 interceptions in the past 2 weeks alone. After two tough matchups the Eagles will head into their bye week in week 8, which will give them extra time to prepare for the revamped division foe, the New York Giants. A clash atop the NFC East, it should be a good one!


    gg Warhawk AKA dreadman ... good luck out west
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