Philadelphia Eagles Get First Home Win

The Philadelphia Eagles have finally won a game at Lincoln Financial Field. The win becomes their first win at home since they beat the New York Giants on September 30, 2012 19-17. That is a stretch of 412 days. Despite having a 6-5 record the Eagles only have one home win after today. They are 5-1 on the road this season. They only have two more games on the road including the season finale against the Cowboys, which could essentially be the NFC East Championship game.

The game seemed to be well in hand with a 24-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Nick Foles once again did not throw an interception but he did have one rushing touchdown. He also added 298 yards passing and 47 rushing. Shady McCoy only ran for 77 yards on 20 rushes, but he found himself in the endzone on two different occasions. McCoy went down towards the end of the first half with a hamstring injury but returned in the second half.

The Redskins would steal the momentum once the fourth quarter started. Griffin hit Darrel Young on a 62 yard pass for a touchdown, they would attempt the two point conversion to get to a two score game. With 6:04 left in the game Griffin would once against throw a touchdown pass. This time it was a 41 yard pass to Aldrick Robinson and then Griffin ran in the two point conversion. At that point it was 24-16 Eagles and the Redskins had all the momentum.

The game came down to one drive. The Redskins would eat up a majority of the clock with a 17 play, 78 yard drive that would eat up 3:02. The game would essentially end when Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin intercepted what looked to be a questionable decision by Griffin. Now the Eagles will head into the bye week and they are in sole possession of first place. The Eagles only have one division game left that takes place on December 29th.