EAGLES 23 – LIONS 24
WELL we saw a few firsts out there this week, didn’t we? Our first loss of the year, first turnover, our rookie QB’s first interception. First almost comeback… The Eagles battled back from a first half 10-21 deficit, to take a 23 – 21 lead, before the win SLIPPED OUT OF RY- (deep breath) Woosahhh, (deep breath) Woosahhhhhhh…Slipped out of OUR hands.
QB Carson Wentz (25/33 – 75.7% – 238 – 2 – 1) yet again made very good use of short passes, primarily to non-WR targets. (Hard to hide my sarcasm there…) RB Ryan Mathews (11 – 42 – 3.8 – 0 – 1 / 5 – 33 – 6.6 – 1) led the Eagles with five receptions and was having an effective day until his 4th quarter fumble allowed the Lions to score the go-ahead field goal.
Defensively there were enough adjustments made at the half to make this seem like almost two different games. Everything that didn’t seem to be working in the first half seem to come on-line in the 3rd quarter. However there just wasn’t enough Offense to meet and sustain that effort.
Oh well, onto Week 6 and our first division game of the year.
Did you notice?
The only skill player on either team to reach 50 yards in either rushing or receiving (not combined), was WR Jordan Matthews (4 – 65 – 16.2 – 0).