The Eagles beat the Falcons on Sunday, 27-14 to continue their good trend under Andy Reid of coming off of their bye week strong.
The Eagles were not very sharp in this game in the first half. Brian Westbrook was able to run the ball effectively, but the Eagles weren’t running enough, and McNabb was uncharacteristically erratic missing passes that he can usually make in his sleep. Late in the 2nd quarter, the Eagles offense finally got going. It was McNabb who did it with his feet, and took off on a couple runs. When the Eagles got down to the goaline, McNabb went in for a rushing touchdown. Westbrook would take over in the 2nd half, and ended the game with 22 carries for 167 yards, and 2 TDs. I would have liked to see the Eagles go to Westbrook earlier in the game, as he is their best playmaker.
The defense was good as they usually are. They keyed in on stopping Michael Turner, and they were able to do just that. Turner only rushed for 58 yards, and did not have a touchdown. The Eagles defense swarmed around Turner all game, and rarely let him get any room to run. The defense also created some turnovers, getting two interceptions, one each by Samuel and Sheppard, and recovering a fumble.
The important thing is that the Eagles got the victory, and Westbrook looked good coming off his injury. If the Eagles are able to run the ball like they did on Sunday, that will bode well for the rest of the season. The Eagles get to 4-3 on the season, and will play the Seahawks next Sunday.