Monday, November 26, 2007

Eagles Almost Bring Down the Patriots

The Eagles almost defeated one of the best teams in the history of football last night in New England. The Patriots were favored by 24 or 26 points, but the Eagles covered the spread as they lost by three stinkin' points. The final score was 31 to 28, Pats. The Eagles did not win the game but they got some momentum going into next week's game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Pats were supposed to wipe the floor with the Eagles, especially with the Eagles' franchise quarterback, Donovan McNabb, recovering from two injuries back in Philly. A.J. Feeley stepped up and made a Brady-like performance against one of the best defences in the league. Greg Lewis also was a unlikely hero as he caught two touchdown passes for the Birds. The Eagles' defense was like a brick wall in the red zone against a prolific Patroits' offense. Westbrook played well but not great in this game.
The receivers made plays and the quarterback was accurate. This Eagles team looked like a well-oiled-machine that has been playing together for years. That is funny, considering A.J. Feeley made his first start this season. Feeley threw for three touchdowns and three interceptions.
Their is yet another quarterback controversy brewing in Philly. But this time it does not involve rookie Kevin Kolb and Donovan McNabb. It involves A.J. Feeley and McNabb. From what I saw last night and what I saw from McNabb earlier this season, I think it is not even a controversy. McNabb should not start next week against the Seahawks. With McNabb at the helm, the Eagles offense looks awkward, unorganized, and too mistake-prone. Feeley thrives in the west-coast offense and showed that last night. McNabb left early in the Dolphins game after the first half in which he threw two interceptions and left the Birds losing to an 0-9 team (the Dolphins record at the time). Andy Reid says McNabb will start if he is ready and he most likely is. Reid is way too loyal to McNabb. If he wants to win and do what's right for the team, Feeley would start the next game. McNabb's career is over as far as I'm concerned, he is a good quarterback but he is just too injury-prone.
It seems as if the whole Eagles' offense was playing with more heart than they did with McNabb.
I guess they are just happy that their quarterback doesn't get injured almost every play and that the balls are coming for their hands, not their feet.

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