Originally posted on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 9/10/12

Eagles win despite Vicks poor play

Ugly, that is the only word you can use in describing the Eagles 17-16 win over the Cleveland Browns Sunday. The fact that the Eagles won the game with 5 turnovers is nothing short of a miracle, well it did have much to do with how bad the Browns are. The Eagles defense kept them in the game, confusing rookie Brandon Weeden with coverages. Weeden completed only 34% of his passes and threw 4 INT’s. The defensive line controlled the line of scrimmage and kept the run game of Cleveland in check with the exception of a 35 yard run, the Eagles gave up 64 yards on the ground.

The game lacked fire as the Eagles offense played sluggish most of the time, (don’t let the stats fool you). Taking care of the ball, the one basic of football that the Eagles need plenty of work on, 4 INTS, 2 fumbles by Vick and one lost by LeSean McCoy. In attempting to look for a star on offense it would have to be Jeremy Maclin who caught 7 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown.

Now that game one is in the history books what have we learned about this years Eagles so far? Vick still hasn’t learned how to read defenses and he still hasn’t learned to protect the ball. IMPROVEMENT, that better be what we see next week as the chants for Foles aren’t in Vicks ears yet, thankfully for him opening day was in Cleveland.Similar Posts:

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