The Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles have strung together wins for the first time in the 2018 NFL Season, what a time to be alive. Their 28-13 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football sets the stage for a gigantic game against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Eagles started hot with a 12-play, 80-yard drive that took up 7:29 of the clock, capped off with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate. The integration of Tate seems to be near complete as their personnel balance has been much better in the past couple weeks and it doesn’t look like they’re forcing him the ball as a gadget-only player now. Better late than never? Time will tell.
.@Eagles @cj_wentz to @ShowtimeTate for an opening drive TD....Finally! It’s opening drive for a TD in 6 weeks. Why would you leave @ZERTZ_86 in to block ??? #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/zt3OKVTyS2— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) December 4, 2018
Carson Wentz made some encouraging plays with his legs and some discouraging inaccurate throws on his way to a 27/39, 306 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 red zone interception. Opinions are sure to be all over the place on this performance so we do our best to detail his game on the show with more on the docket in the way of written content (teaser: Carson has two legs?).
The Eagles run defense showed up after allowing a 90-yard touchdown run to Adrian Pederson, settling in and holding the running game to 14 yards on 13 carries. The pass defense limited the dynamic duo of Colt McCoy and Mark Sanchez to 150 yards passing, 0 touchdowns and 1 interception combined, as you would hope. McCoy also found out his year was done after fracturing his fibula.
What does it all mean? Well it wasn’t the most convincing win or the most dangerous opponent, but it means the Eagles live another day. Get more in-depth analysis on this game on The Kist & Solak Show #48! Stream it on the media player below or click here if the player doesn’t load. FLY EAGLES FLY!