Eagles Lasso Cowboys at the Buzzer, 48-45

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  1. Coach KO

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    Dallas, TX - With the regular season quickly coming to an end, the Philadelphia Eagles are on the outside looking at the playoff race. Sitting at 7-6, the Eagles will need some help and will need to win out for even a shot at the playoffs. In order to do so, they needed to take care of business as they headed to Dallas to play their division rivals. The Cowboys boasted one of the best passing attacks in the league and were looking to continue the trend against an Eagles defense that is 30th in the league against the pass. Luckily for the Eagles, they possess one of the best running backs in the game and boy did he deliver. LeSean McCoy rushed for 228 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Eagles. Kicker Alex Henery nailed a 46 yard field goal as time expired to give the Eagles an exciting 48-45 win.

    The game was a classic in every sort of way. The Cowboys would start with the ball in excellent field position thanks to a huge kickoff return. three plays later, the Cowboys had the lead thanks to a short Lance Dunbar touchdown. The Eagles would look to answer and they did in a big way. After a couple of pass plays, Lesean McCoy would take a counter off tackle and race into the endzone from 55 yards out. Unfortunately, the lead lasted less than a man in a whorehouse. The Cowboys would take the very next kickoff the distance to take the lead.

    The game would be back and forth the entire way. The Cowboys did extend their lead to double digits once during the game. However, the QB play by Bram Greenlea and the running of McCoy kept the game within shouting distance into the 4th quarter. The Eagles would finally take the lead in the game up when Bram Greenlea would hit TE Derek Carrier on a carefully crafted pass with just under four minutes remaining in the game to give them a 45-42 lead.
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    Thats when the game got exciting. The Cowboys were hell bent on getting the lead back. And they almost did. The Cowboys used a balanced attack down the stretch to work their way down field. This included a risky 4th and inches inside field goal position which they converted. The Cowboys would get all the way down to the two yard line but thats when their drive would stall. Huge tackles by Trent Cole and Johnny Cyprien would keep the Cowboys out of the endzone. Then on 3rd down, Trent Cole would bat down a pass headed to Dez Bryant to hold the Cowboys to a field goal.

    The Eagles would have a chance to win the game. With under 2 minutes remaining and one timeout the Eagles went to work. Bram Greenlea would hit Jeremy Maclin for a big first down. Then two plays later, Greenlea would hit his TE Carrier again for a huge gain with only 18 seconds remaining. Carrier was tackled out of bounds and landed awkwardly and was carted off the field. The next play saw LeSean McCoy take a draw play up the middle for a huge 18 yard gain to put the Eagles within field goal position. The Eagles would call a timeout with 3 seconds remaining to allow Alex Henery a chance to win the game. He did exactly that. Henery would hit the 42 yard field goal.

    With the win, the Eagles moved to 8-6. They still have an outside chance at the playoffs but will likely need some help. Their next game is against the Panthers which impacts the playoffs greatly. A win, and the Eagles will hold tie breakers against two teams that in the race. The chase for the playoffs got a little harder as their starting TE, Derek Carrier went down with a dislocation and is presumed out for the rest of the season. A MRI is scheduled for Monday to determine the severity of the injury.

    In the ever growing story line related to the uniforms, Bram Greenlea continues to impress with his fashion. More Eagles players are trending to use the visor without the facemask. "It kinda looks like they are hockey players out there. Greenlea has really turned his season around and has almost doubled his touchdown to interception ration.

    Ricardo Lockette played great in his first game as starting WR across from Jeremy Maclin. Lockette recorded 3 receptions for 76 yards. He did have a drop but that was caused more by the hit by Cowboys defense.

    Lesean McCoy is trying to put himself in the MVP race and another performance like the one against Dallas might help him. McCoy currently leads the QSF in touchdowns with 22 and with the injury to Marshaw Lynch, has a chance to take the leagues rushing title as well.
     
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  2. CHUNKNESS

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    Good stuff Kris!
     

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