With Nick Foles injured and the disappointing start from Mark Sanchez in last weeks 53-20 loss against the Greenbay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles fans were hoping that Chip Kelly could come up with a solution to provide a win for the city.
At 7 -3, and an experienced back up quarterback in Sanchez, The eagles set out to face the 2 – 8 Tennessee Titans. At the start of the game, Josh Huff set a record with his kickoff return of 107-yards. The rest of the team followed suit, scoring 17 unanswered points in the first quarter.
Letting LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles use the run game for a large portion of the heavy lifting, Sanchez, though he threw two interceptions, also contributed to Philadelphia’s score with one touchdown of his own via Tight End, James Casey.
The Eagles pulled out a 43-23 victory over the Titans pushing atop the NFC East at 8 -3.
Sanchez spoke on his interceptions,
Maybe a couple of years ago those two interceptions would have just eaten away at me. But there’s no time to worry about it. There’s time to fix it this week and really work on it. Some of those throws are throws that I’ve made a million times. That’s the most frustrating thing. I’m sure it’s like a golfer who has made that easy four-foot putt all the time and then one day it lips out. That’s not cool. That’s not fun. We’ll get it right because I know those guys are going to be open again and it’s my job to put it on them.” – PhiladelphiaEagles.com
Chip Kelly spoke during the post game,
…I think our attention was totally on Tennessee because you only get to play one game a week, so there was nothing else to look at farther than in terms of just getting ready for those guys. So I think these guys have done a good job of staying in the moment, playing a game. I thought they did a good job last week when we talked about it — when you make a mistake, admit it, fix it and don’t repeat it, and let’s move on.
I think they understand what we’ve got to do. It’s a long season, and a loss, no matter when a loss is, is going to hurt you but you can’t let that loss you can’t let the Green Bay Packers beat you twice. I thought our guys came back on Tuesday last week and had a great week of training.” – PhiladelphiaEagles.com
However, the rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys became all to real as they also won in their division game against the suffering New York Giants in a close finish, 31-28. Now, Philadelphia gets ready for a division showdown on Thursday, Thanksgiving night, in Dallas. This game will prove to be one of the dealmakers or breakers to win the division.
Both the Eagles and the Cowboys are sitting at 8-3. Emotions will run high and for a blossoming organization under Chip Kelly, the city of Philadelphia is rooting for a win.