The Eagles were SUPPOSED to lose yesterday. That first half was a dismal heartbreaker. But then, miraculously, the Giants fell apart in the second half. Everything that worked for the Giants in the first half suddenly unraveled in the second. Barkley wasn’t being used as much. Beckham complained about his play time. Barkley and Beckham, the two forces that caused the Eagles to stumble at first, were not used as often in the latter half of the game, giving the Eagles the edge they needed to get past the team that is now 3-8.
My personal MVP of the game? Jake Elliott. If it weren’t for that guy, the Eagles wouldn’t have gotten on the board for a while and he’s the one who put them over the top to break a tie score. Kickers just don’t get enough love.
If Doug Pederson didn’t just get the Lombardi last year, he’d be out of a job. But you know, all the other coaches may not be so lucky. The Eagles need a complete overhaul of the offense and defense to get back into shape.
And besides, this is Drew Brees’ year. Let’s give credit where credit is due. (Anyone but Brady, please.)