Game By Game Analysis Of The First Half Of The Eagles' 2009 Season

Roberto MejiaContributor IMay 13, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 04:  Brian Westbrook #36  of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his touchdown with teammates DeSean Jackson #10 and Kevin Curtis #80 in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Wild Card playoff game on January 4, 2009 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Eagles defeated the Vikings 26-14.(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

This is a game by game analysis of the Eagles' 2009 season.

As much as I want them to go undefeated and win the Superbowl, I don't think they will go undefeated.

I predict that the Eagles will end the regular season with a record of 13-3.

This is how they get to that point:

Week One at Carolina

It is never easy to go into Carolina with the home record they had last year, but that was last year.

McNabb and the Eagles have a field day. The Eagles stop the dynamic duo of Stewart and Williams, which causes Delhomme to throw the ball.

Mikell comes up with a final interception to close the game. Eagles Cruise 24-10

Week Two vs New Orleans

The Eagles come into the Linc. with some momentum that pays off.

Westbrook picks up 80 yards in the first half that ends with a half time score of 17-7 Eagles.

The Eagles managed to hold on and come out with a 23-17 win.


Week Three vs Kansas City

The Eagles did not manage a second half touchdown last week, which made them mad.

Donovan showed the league why this team can be so explosive. He ended the day with 343 yards passing and 3 touchdowns.  The Eagles fly away with a 31-3 final.

Week Four Bye

The Eagles take a week off to prepare for the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Week Five vs Tampa Bay

Third week at home and the Eagles continued to impress.  The defense played excellently with five sacks and two interceptions. No contest and the eagles improve to 4-0.

Week Six @ Oakland

The first road trip since week one.

With Russel banged up, Garcia had no problems filling in. The raiders are a different team from the year before and make the Eagles fight till the end.

With the game tied 17-17, Akers lands a game wining field goal to improve to 5-0.

Week Seven at Washington

Classic NFC east rivalry. Its Monday night and all eyes are on these two teams.

Since sweeping the Eagles last year, the Redskins carried the same momentum. Campbell to Cooley was a hot combination in the first half, where the Redskins led 17-0 at half time.

Still Struggling in the third quarter, the Eagles only manage a field goal, but do not allow any more points.

Since his embarrassing moment last year on Monday night, DeSean Jackson had a record setting fourth quarter.

He showed his quickness and returned two punts for touchdowns making the score 17-17.

With two minutes remaining, Campbell showed why the Redskins were interested in Cutler.

He threw it straight to Asante who returned it for a pick-six that ended up winning the game 24-17.


Week Eight vs New York Giants

After an unbelievable come-from-behind win at Washington, the Eagles now faced the Giants.

Eli Manning and Donovan McNabb were more than ready for the NFC east match-up.

This soon became a shootout going into half time tied at 21.

Defenses were tired and points kept pouring on with the Eagles leading 34-31 entering the final minutes.

Brandon Jacobs literally carried his team so that they could attempt a field goal. They got in position and tied the game up sending it to overtime.

The Eagles win the toss and decide to receive.

They start the possession at the Giants 30-yard line, but all goes down from there.

Unfortunately, rookie running back LeSean McCoy mishandled the exchange and gave the Giants good field position.

The Giants win with a field goal and give the Eagles their first loss of the season.

First half of the 2009 season...Second half coming soon.


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