Birds’ Eye View: It’s a Contact Sport

Football is a contact sport, and for the Eagles and Giants, that meant two totally different things on Saturday night.

It was a recipe for success for the near-perfect Philadelphia Eagles winning against the New York Giants, 38-7. It was not a good night for the Giants defense, or first-down chains.

The Philadelphia Eagles came out firing on Saturday night in a home playoff game after clinching the first seed just a few weeks ago against…the New York Giants. There was no glimmer of doubt from the Eagles that they’d be able to take care of business for a third time. 

The Eagles had a just-about-perfect first half on both sides of the ball. Offensively, Jalen Hurts executed going 16-for-24 and two touchdowns. The running backs all had a chance to go big delivered with 268 yards and three touchdowns.

Defensively, the Eagles did their job the best we’ve seen in a long time. Haason Reddick had one-and-a-half sacks, four tackles and one assist. Darius “Big Play” Slay had four tackles and one assist as well. The whole defense delivered in some way.

Flower power child head coach Nick Sirianni stayed locked in and the coaching team stuck to what it does best. And he knows what he’s doing.

After a week of wondering if the Eagles would go back to their energetic September form, they did and it took the offense, defense, special teams and coaching staff to click together to see the magic on the field.

This week, the Eagles face the San Francisco 49ers who are in a similar position to the 2017 Eagles. The 49ers took care of business against the Cowboys. Fortunately for the Eagles, they would’ve taken care of business anyway and kept the Cowboys out of the Super Bowl even longer.

The Eagles have one final job to do. Will they get it done en route to their second Super Bowl?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: