Eagles over Lions, Sunday, Sept. 19
Stud of the week: LeSean McCoy, who had his first 100-yard game. Given the historical paucity of our run game, getting 100 yards on the ground as an Eagle is not an easy feat to accomplish, you know.
Sav Rocca also gets a shout-out. I was calling for them to end the Aussie experiment after last year. I was wrong. Sav's kicking great so far this year.
I also have to give FS Nate Allen some props -- two games, two picks. We might finally have Wolverine's heir apparent.
And Vick had another great showing. Yes, K2 is the starter. Yes, Vick's "happy" to be a backup. For now. Newsflash: He's auditioning to be a starter somewhere next year, and he's killing it. K2 better play well against the Jags next week and against the Skins in DMac's homecoming game the following week -- or have a Kevlar hide. McNabb could give him some pointers on that one -- hope he's still in K2's speed dial.
You know who didn't have a great showing? Our defense. Admittedly, the Lions are a LOT better this year than they have been (it's hard to be worse than 0-16 and 2-14). But seriously, how to do you blow a 28-17 lead, let the Lions put up 15 points on you (THE LIONS!?!), give up a two-point conversion, and muff an onside kick EVERYONE knows is coming ALL IN 15 MINUTES OF FOOTBALL?
That was a mess. I was definitely having that "we're totally going to blow this" feeling, and I'm sure I was not the only one. Thank goodness that, after the recovered onside kick the Lions were unable to move the ball and turned it over on downs. I have the feeling this season is going to be one coronary after another.
Good game from Vick, though.
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