Wow. That's about the only word that I can muster following the Philadelphia Eagles rocking, 59-21 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football. The Eagles, came out on all sides of the ball with guns blazing.
This pushes the Eagles to 6-3, which ties them for 1st place in the NFC East, and drops the Redskins to a 4-5 and 3rd place. This was a huge momentum win, following an earlier season loss to McNabb and the Redskins at home. This was a big win for not only the Eagles, but for Andy Reid as well. Not allowing McNabb to sweep the Eagles is a huge relief to the entire city of Philadelphia.
Next week the Eagles throw down with the New York Giants, which will give the winner the first place title of the NFC East. The Eagles come off a huge win over the Redskins in week 10, and the Giants come off a tough loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Here is the Eagles' postgame report card:
Who is this guy?
This is the guy who steps in as the Redskins starting RB, and was able to carry the load all the way through the entire game. Picking up two rushing touchdowns, and add another receiving touchdown. Then add a respectable 89 yards total rushing to the tally, and he had a great game.
Williams showed some impressive moves, as an undrafted rookie out of LSU, you could see some Redskins RB's on the hot seat. Ryan Torain was supposed to be the serious threat to the Eagles defense, but he did not even take a single snap.
Great job Keiland.
Passing Yards: 333 Yards
Passing TD's: 4
Rushing Yards: 80 Yards
Rushing TD's: 2
QB Rating: 150.7
Those stats sum up the Eagles offensive day. The Eagles were able to break several organization records, including the most points scored in the first quarter of a game. Also, the Eagles were able to score the most points ever in a Monday Night Football game.
Everyone on the offense was clicking. Including the Eagles offensive line. The Eagles were only stopped once or twice the entire game. Honestly, it didn't matter. They were able to put enough points on the board to last the rest of the season.
Vick was the reason the Eagles were so successful, and he needs to be put into talks of MVP this season. Excellent performance, all around.
The Eagles did a great job on all sides of the ball. The only area that the Eagles were really ever burned on was, the ground. The very few times that the Eagles defense allowed Williams to get loose, did not end well. Usually resulting in a touchdown or a big gain.
The Eagles defense gave up two rushing touchdowns. One of the rushes was very close to the endzone, and it was just a well run play by the Redskins. The other play was a ridiculous run late in the game, when the Eagles defense just kind of let Williams jog in from about 20 yards out.
The Eagles may have been up by somewhere around, 30 points when the run was given up. But still, comeon Philadelphia. The Eagles rushing defense is better than that, and they know it.
Even Stewart Bradley had a good game, finishing as the team leader in tackles, with seven and one for a loss.
Not a terrible performance, but there is room for improvement.
Oh! Did I mention the Redskins RB was a rookie? (That's killing me)
McNabb's face tells the story of the Redskins offense.
The Eagles defense was on fire the entire game, not giving McNabb anything to work with and continually locking down on third downs. The Redskins finished the game 0/10 on third down. To pour more fuel on the fire, not only is their 0% success rate bad, McNabb had three interceptions on third down plays.
Dimitri Patterson has proved for two straight weeks that he deserves to be a starter in the NFL, finishing the game with two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. Speaking of good replacements, Kurt Coleman had his first NFL start, and was able to get an interception in the same day.
McNabb had a terrible game, finishing with an overall 69.4 QB rating.
That is all because of the Eagles tough secondary. I can't recall one time that McNabb even tried a throw to Asante Samuels' side of the field. But the Eagles defense was able to prove that even with Samuels only being able to play one side of the field, they can still get turnovers on the other side.
I can't wait to see more of Patterson in future games, and this killer Eagles secondary.
Great game. I am very impressed to see the Eagles contain their ex-QB and hold him to such a low total amount of offense.
David Akers was still automatic. Even in the rain and some nasty wind. From around 40 yards out.
Jorrick Calvin did an average job returning kicks, and fumbled once on a kick return. Luckily the Eagles fell on the fumble, so it is irrelevant.
The punt return coverage was no issue, due to the few punts that actually happened. When they did, the Eagles did a good job covering.
Kick return coverage was average. Banks was able to get past the 20 almost every single time. Once again, average.
The 'A' grade is earned from Akers' consistency.
Two week straight now, Andy Reid and the rest of the Eagles coaching staff, has been able to call consistent play calls that get the job done. In this particular game, Reid was able to get the job done and then some.
From the opening kickoff, Reid was aiming to win the game and play an aggressive and fast moving game. Proving that with the first offensive play call, which was a deep rollout pass that resulted in an 88 yard touchdown throw to DeSean Jackson.
Reid kept this type of intensity up the entire game. Calling plays on offense that allowed Vick to run if need be, but also giving him plenty of options down field. On defense, the intensity was kept with consistent blitzes and keeping the down field coverage solid.
I know, most Philadelphia fans still do not like Sean McDermott. I'm slowly starting to change my mind about the guy. He has proven once again that he can stop a good QB, and also keep the rushing game in check. There is only one way for McDermott to go, and that's up.
Great job Reid and the entire Eagles coaching staff. They came into this game prepared and were able to simply out-coach and out-perform the Redskins. I can't wait to see what Reid has planned for the Giants game next week.
The Eagles simply dominated this entire game. Michael Vick was able to rally the offense into posting big numbers and a big final score. Dimitri Patterson was able to keep the defenses spark alive, with his two interceptions.
This was a great game for the Eagles. Every team and every fan in the country now knows what the Eagles are capable of, and how efficient of a team they can be. The Eagles have now entered the conversation of, 'The Best Team in the NFC' conversation.
Vick also proved that he is back, and he is better than ever before. I would seriously be considering him as an MVP candidate. Any QB that has the ability to score six all-purpose touchdowns, and no turnovers, has to at least be in the talk.
Reid looks to keep this two-game winning streak going as the Eagles face off against the Giants in week 11. With this last win, the Eagles are in a great position to win their next game. The Giants have just come off of that tough loss and are looking for answers. As to the Eagles, that are going to keep this momentum going.
Great game for the Eagles. Congratulations Michael Vick.
My deepest apologies Donovan, but you were just shown how to play football.