In Week 11 of the National Football League games, the Eagles most certainly made a statement to the cowboys! Here is a look at what happened.
The Eagles Do Not Go Gently Into that Good Night
After a first half that was easy enough to forget, the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense took to arms in the second half of the game and managed to clobber the Dallas Cowboys in a blowout on Sunday night, with a final score of 37 – 9.
An Outrageous Scoring Spree
The Eagles’ offensive line scored on three successive possessions in the game’s second half, and the defense managed to add a touchdown after a strip sack. With the team forced to play the game without a kicker for most of the game, the Eagles persistently went for 2-point conversions, and the phenomenal scoring spree saw the Eagles racking up a total of 30 points. As enjoyable as real money blackjack may be, there is very little to beat the adrenaline this game delivered!
An Extreme Turnaround
The game’s turnaround was exceptional, since the Eagles had headed into halftime trailing the Cowboys with a score of 9 – 7, and past performances had proven that a comeback wasn’t always on the cards. Carson Wentz had managed to complete only seven of 18 passes, with the team’s running backs combined for 35 years. If not for an arduous effort by the team’s defense, there is no doubt that the Eagles would’ve have been trailing by much more.
After his difficult first half, Wentz went on to complete 14 of 27 passes for two touchdowns and 168 yards, as LeGarrette Blount, Corey Clement, and Jay Ajayi formed the keystones of a running game that went on to score two touchdowns and a total of 215 yards.
Wentz Credits Offensive Line for Surge in Scoring
Wentz was interviewed on the field after the game was completed, and credited the offensive line with the swell in scoring. He said that they had come out furiously, adding that the team had really run the ball in the second half effectively and that the game had been an enjoyable one.
Obvious Absences for the Cowboys
The Cowboys, on the other hand, had to play without their steadfast left tackle, Tyron Smith, or their best offensive player, Ezekiel Elliott, and these players’ nonattendance was noteworthy. Dak Prescott, as the quarterback, was under pressure time and time again, and found himself rushed into bad throws, which lead to three interceptions. Prescott, adding in the fumble, had four turnovers overall as he completed 18 out of 31 passes for a total of 145 yards.
Alfred Morris was filling in for Elliot, and he did a satisfactory job as far as the production was concerned, carrying 17 for 91 yards, but he was unable to reproduce the sheer terror that Elliott engenders in opposing defenses, and this saw the Eagles’ fabulous front-seven zone in on Prescott for the whole game.
Jake Elliott Out with a Head Injury
The Eagles did not have it plain sailing the whole game through, however, as they lost their kicker, Jake Elliott, after he sustained a head injury when he tackled the game’s kickoff. His status for the upcoming game against the Chicago Bears is not yet known, but, thanks to Philadelphia having boosted to an NFL best of 9 – 1, the Eagles have a lot to be thankful for as they await news of Elliot’s availability.