Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/10/12
The Eagles won its first preseason game over the Steelers, 24-23, on Alex Henery’s kick on Thursday night at the Linc. Yet, only the starters played the first quarter, Michael Vick early into the second quarter, but here is a few observations. Too early to judge Vick on two series, yet he was largely ineffective until he got his thumb hurt early in the second quarter. The defense did not tackle well, wrapping up Steelers at the line, then letting them go to gain 14-yards and convert a third-down and long to a first down. DeMerco Ryan missed two tackles, one where he and Derek Landri couldn’t wrap up Steeler running back Chris Rainey, who went 14 yards on a third and 13. On the positive side, Nick Foles could be the second-string quarterback, hitting two touchdown passes. Yeah, they were against third-string Steelers, but his downfield vision was good. Also kudos to the fans, who gave Reid a warm reception following the death this week of his oldest son, Garrett.
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