Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The game isn't over...'til it's over. Instead of falling into last place in the NFC East, the Eagles now with a record of 4-2, are locked in a three-way tie for first with the New York Giants and Washington. The Eagles, with little more than three minutes left in the 4th quarter of last Sunday's game looked as if they were on the road to defeat. However, a few big plays turned the whole situation around. As Brian Dawkins explains, "It took a couple of big-time plays from a couple of big-time players to pull this game out." The big-time plays were certainly not given by the offense, which has recently been struggling. Instead, defense and special teams were the drive behind the Eagles victory.

Quintin Mikell started it off with a blocked field goal that allowed Matt Ware to return it 60-yards for the go-ahead touchdown. Then Sheldon Brown capped off the turnaround of events when he stripped the ball from a San Diego reciever when the Chargers were on a mission to either tie or win the game.

Words from coach Andy Reid: "This shows its not always going to be pretty. But if you keep battling, you're going to give yourself a chance."


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