With Michael Vick under center, the Philadelphia Eagles looked relatively woeful. But with Nick Foles at quarterback, they’ve looked like a different team. Granted, they haven’t exactly been playing a juggernaut of talent during the past few weeks, but with two straight wins under their belt, the Eagles were looking to finally get over .500 with a win.
That wish was granted as they opened things up with a flurry against the Washington Redskins, who fell to a woeful 3-7 on the year despite a spirited effort in a loss. Meanwhile, Philadelphia’s victory pushed them to a respectable 6-5, keeping them in the thick of the NFC East.
The game was pretty much a blowout early as Philadelphia took a commanding lead entering halftime up by a score of 17-0, a score which they continued to build upon come the third quarter where they pushed the lead to 24-0.
Playing somewhat prevent defense, the Eagles did give up a few late scores to the Redskins who were simply looking to find some luck downfield. Robert Griffin III was able to find both Darrel Young and Aldrick Robinson for two long touchdown passes, making the game a bit more respectable in the box score. Washington did have a final shot as they had the ball down eight with two minutes left, but, they couldn’t get themselves into the end zone despite their best efforts (and the assistance of penalties from Philadelphia) as they fell short just yards of pay dirt. A RGIII interception on third and one ended the game, which stopped the Eagles ten game losing streak at Lincoln Financial Field.