Wow! That game last night was unbelievable! Of course, it would have been even MORE unbelievable if the Eagles had won, but I'm going to give them a lot of credit for what they did: come closer than any other team this year to beating the undefeated Patriots, a team many "experts" say could be the best team in NFL history. The Eagles were expected to lose by anywhere from 22-25 points, from the news I saw before the game. Many Philadelphians were dreading this game. I wasn't even going to watch it, as I admit I had no hope. Those Patriots have been trouncing every team since the beginning of the season, and the Eagles haven't exactly been playing their best.
Imagine my surprise when, while watching Elf
, I turned to NBC to see the score and saw that it was near the end of the third quarter and we were only three points behind. I figured, "To heck with Elf
. I've seen that movie before and this game looks pretty interesting." Soon after, the Eagles scored and were ahead! At first, I wasn't sure if it was a touchdown because it was sooooo quiet. Then I remembered they weren't playing here.
The game was so close, right up to the end. That second interception was painful to watch, but I won't beat up Feeley as you could tell that he was beating himself up enough. He really played an amazing game.
So, now the question comes up again regarding quarterbacks. I have nothing against McNabb, but we've been playing better without him for the last few years. Even before that horrible injury put him out for the rest of the season last year, we played better with other QBs. I don't know why, maybe he doesn't have the chemistry with the team that he used to have. I don't pretend to know what goes on in the lockeroom or on the field. However, it seems that the Eagles play better without their starting quarterback, and I'm not the only one who thinks so. I'm glad I'm not the one who has to make these decisions.
So, good for the Eagles for giving the Patriots a run for their money and showing the NFL and fans that nothing is a given and that the underdog can put up a heck of a fight. I'm hoping this helps their morale and that they play better in upcoming games.
Also, I really like that Welcker from the Patriots team. The first guy they interviewed after the game was very cocky. Of course, he's the one who made two interceptions, so I may be biased. :) Welcker seemed like a class act when he was interviewed.