By Kevin K
The Eagles defeated the Detroit Lions on Sunday 35-32. Michael Vick went 21 for 34 for 284 yards and 2 Touchdowns. The key to the Eagles victory also was the running game of LeSean McCoy. On 16 carries, McCoy ran for 120 yards (7.5 yards per carry) and 3 Touchdowns. McCoy took off for the Eagles against Detroit and showed what a running game could bring to the Eagles already explosive offense.
DeSean Jackson made an appearance on Sunday as well, with four catches for 135 yards and a Touchdown. Jackson’s explosiveness was something the Eagles were missing in Week One against the Packers.
After the game Michael Vick said, “This is Kevin's team. All I wanted to do was come out and get the momentum going. I'm sure Kevin will be back next week”.
After the game Andy Reid announced that both Kevin Kolb and MLB Stewart Bradley have been cleared to play next week and both will indeed start.
ESPN NFC East Blogger Matt Mosely’s take on the Eagles win: “The Philadelphia Eagles overcame a 17-7 deficit to win on the road. We still don't know what to make of this team, but it was good to see them overcome some adversity to get to 1-1. This offensive line is an absolute mess, so it's not like Kevin Kolb will return to a calm situation. And his backup's solid performance isn't going to make it any easier.”
Mosely also mentions how the Eagles fell asleep after a big lead. This is something the Eagles have had trouble with in the past, they need to change that quickly if they want to become a contending team in the NFC.
NFC East Scoreboard Watch
Hou: 30 Wash: 27
Chi: 27 Dal: 20
Ind: 38 NYG: 14
Right now it is a three-way tie to head the NFC East; The New York Giants, Washington Redskins, and the Philadelphia Eagles all have 1-1 records. The Dallas Cowboys sit in last right now at 0-2.