What we learned: Eagles vs. Redskins
10 September 2019 Eagles News
Starting off the season 1-0 is big for the Philadelphia Eagles considering they were down 17-0 at one point in their opener versus the Washington Redskins.
There were a bunch of takeaways one could have following this big opening game win. If I were to pick one, it’s about how the team held together and battled. The theme was resiliency and the Eagles showed us all that if you believe in yourself, you’re never going to be out of things.
That even when we struggle for the 1st 30 minutes of a game we are still good enough to drop 30+ on a team
— Sean Gordon (@SeanGor67395556) September 9, 2019
In terms of offense, this game gave us all a sneak peak of how good this group can be once they get going. That whole second half, the run game was flowing and Carson Wentz and the wide receivers opened up.
Slow start. Wentz not playing in the pre-season did not help that.
However, once the timing was down, they moved the ball well.
DJax could really open up the rest of the field for Alshon, Ertz, etc.
Gonna be a fun season.#FlyEaglesFly
— Michael DiStefano (@BeNathanHale) September 9, 2019
It happened quickly, the Redskins’ defense couldn’t slow the Eagles down.
Another notable takeaway from the Eagles and their attack was how Wentz handled himself on third down.
Wentz making clutch plays on 3rd downs.
— Alonso (@senor_fonsi) September 9, 2019
Wentz was 12/13 for 197 yards and three touchdowns on third down. He made plays out of nothing and showed everyone he’s back for good.
Going forward, the Eagles play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night. What they can grow on needs to happen this week as they cannot start off slow and defend the Falcons like they did this game.
Offense looks great, which is a good thing because D looked shaky – lack of pass rush (against very suspect o-line), missed tackles in secondary, middle of the field left wide open a lot. Lots of stuff to correct before facing potent falcon offense …
— Pete Sears (@phsears67) September 9, 2019
The Eagles gave up a few big plays against the Redskins and we all know how they started the game. Moving forward, it’s important the Eagles set the tempo, especially on the road.
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