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It’s a sad state of affairs when simply getting a win becomes the goal of a football team. Not multiple. Just one. But that’s where the Philadelphia Eagles found themselves on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Tampa to face the Buccaneers.
Just stop the bleeding of over two months of not winning a single game. After losing eight straight losses, the feeling of winning had nearly been forgotten. But how quickly and gleefully it returned, with rookie quarterback Nick Foles leading two successful drives to bring victory to the Birds.
With a two seconds left on the clock, Foles connected with Jeremy Maclin in the endzone to win the game 23-21. But wait! It gets better. Not only did Foles make that successful final drive, he made the decision to go with the winning play.
All that after enduring six sacks during the game. But Foles kept getting up and in those final moments showed that poise and precision that wowed us in the preseason. It was back, and when...