The Philadelphia Eagles (8-4) were the hosts of the Houston Texans (5-7), in a tough battle that ended in a second half shootout. The game was closely contested throughout, and the Eagles were able to flex their muscle and walk out with a win.
The Eagles following this win advance to (8-4) and are now once again on top of the NFC East, one game ahead of the Giants. This was a must win game for the Eagles as the NFC playoff race seemingly gets more difficult every week. Depending on how the Giants perform in this weeks game against the Redskins, it could be a bigger win than it looks. As the Eagles head down the stretch, this is a huge momentum win and a huge win for a playoff push.
The Texans are now looking at last place spot in the AFC South (5-7), but are still in the runnings and win out for a playoff spot. This division is looking more and more weak as the season progresses and who knows what will happen when the playoffs role around. This loss hurt, as they could have been in an even better position to go to the postseason if they could have pulled out a win.
It was a great battle between two quality opponents, but the Eagles in the end asserted their dominance.
Here is the Eagles report card following a win over the Texans: