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Wk 2: Eagles Strike Gold Against Niners, win 17-5

Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by Coach KO, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Coach KO

    Coach KO Walk On

    Sep 14, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Eagles welcomed the San Francisco 49ers to the Link in hopes of rebounding for their embarrassing week 1 loss against the Jaguars. A multitude of drops by all of their receivers forced QB Bram Greenlea to take chances on risky passes and he paid the price. The 49ers were heading into Philly fresh off a high scoring win against the Raiders. In a game that looked on paper to be a high scoring game was anything but. However, it was the hometown Eagles that came out on top thanks to a 17-5 win. The defense was the story for both teams. Philadelphia spent considerable resources trying to bulk up their defense and the addition of Stephen Tulloch at MLB has certainly paid dividends.

    "He is like our Quarterback on defense. He shows up everywhere. His presence is allowing Mychal Kendricks to roam a bit more and Mychal his becoming a power." The results so far have been mixed. After being torched by the Jags in week 1, they were looking for some redemption. They followed up that performance with perhaps their best in two seasons. They held the 49ers offense to 3 points on the day and forced 4 Colin Kapernick interceptions. "Holding a team like the Niners to 3 points and just over 100 yards passing is quite an accomplishment. Hopefully we can settle into a groove the next couple of weeks.


    The offense did just enough to keep the Eagles ahead. LeSean McCoy earned a hard fought touchdown. He finished the day with pedestrian like 72 yards rushing on 19 carries. Back HB Bryce Brown, rumored to be on the trading block added 40 yards on 5 carries. QB Bram Greenlea continued to struggle as he threw 2 more interceptions bringing his total to 5 in only 2 games. "We are going to need Bram to play more like he did at the end of last season. Though, drops have certainly plaguged this team and can only hurt his confidence in the passing game.

    In a strange marketing twist, the Eagles have decided they will only wear throwback jerseys this year. "We want to honor the Great Eagles teams from our past such as Tommy McDonald and Norm Van Brocklin, Jerome Brown and Wilbur Montgomery."
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