Eagles fall short versus Lions
9 October 2016 Eagles News
The Eagles comeback versus the Detroit Lions fell short, they lost the game 24-23. After falling behind 21-7, the Eagles scored 16 unanswered points and took the lead. Their comeback was undermined by a Ryan Mathews fumble late in the fourth quarter. The fumble gave the Detroit Lions the opportunity to take the lead with a field goal. The Lions made the field goal and the rest is history.
Penalties are one of the biggest takeaways from this game. The Eagles were penalized 14 times for 111 yards (season high). The Eagles can not expect to win games giving the opposing team free yards. It was a very sloppy game for the Eagles, this is something we have not seen from this team thus far this season.
One bright spot was Carson Wentz. He was very good today for the Eagles. He ended the game 25 of 33 for 238 and two touchdowns and one interception. He was very composed and poised for the most of the game. His one interception came at the very end of the game where he forced the ball downfield. Until that last throw, he was very impressive.
This team showed us something that is very important for any team in the NFL. This team showed us a lot of character. They were faced with adversity for the first time this season and they conquered it. After falling behind and playing terrible in the first half, the Eagles came back in the second half and had this game won. One fumble cost the Eagles the win. Showing that kind of character is something you do really like to see in a football team.
The Eagles need to regroup and get ready to take on the Washington Redskins next week. Next week will be their first game versus an NFC East rival. This team fought and clawed back into this game today. They need to take that attitude and carry it to Washington. 3-1 is not a bad record, especially because the Eagles shot themselves in the foot today. The Eagles need to cut out all of the penalties and they will be just fine. There is no need to panic, the Eagles will be just fine.
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