Recap: Eagles bounce back and dominate in the second half, defeat Redskins 32-27
8 September 2019 Eagles News
It wasn’t easy but the Philadelphia Eagles got the job done after a dominant second half performance.
The Eagles started off the game terribly and saw themselves 17-0 early on. After a deep ball from Carson Wentz to DeSean Jackson, the Eagles went into the half down 20-7.
It wasn’t a good first half for the Eagles. The defense saw themselves fall victim to numerous big plays. On offense, the Eagles weren’t in rhythm and there was no run game.
The second half was a different story. Until the Redskins score a meaningless touchdown at the very end, the Eagles had our scored the Redskins 32-3 since 10:07 left in the second half. Wentz looked like his old self, making plays with his feet. The Eagles offense line had a much better second half, they kept him safe and ignited the run game.
Defensively, the Eagles forced a lot of three and outs picking up their play from the first half. They were much better as the front four start to impose themselves.
The biggest key to this game was their resiliency. Down 17-0 and 20-7, this team could have folded. They went into halftime, came together and got the job done. Big props to wide receiver DeSean Jackson he hauled in two touchdowns to go along with his 154 yards. Think this game showed us a lot about this team, more then you might at first think.
Next week, the Eagles will travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons on Sunday Night. Falcons lost to the Minnesota Vikings today, so they’ll be looking to bounce back. It’ll be a tough one, but if the Eagles play like they did today in the second half, they’ll be just fine.
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