The Philadelphia Eagles won their preseason opener in dramatic fashion when Alex Henery kicked a 51-yard field goal in the final seconds to give the birds a 24-23 victory. In a game that was dedicated to Andy Reid’s son, Garrett, it was the backups who came through in the clutch.
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First, it was great to see some actual football action after the long offseason. Preseason is mainly about the first team guys getting into rhythm and knocking the rust off as well as young guys trying to earn a spot on the roster.
Well, as it turns out, the Eagles’ first and second-team players are more rusty than the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz after a decade in the rain.
Michael Vick and the first team offense went three-and-out on their only two series of the night. Vick completed three of four passes for exactly six yards and was sacked once.
Our other offensive star, LeSean McCoy, netted -5 yards on one rush and one reception. DeSean Jackson had one catch for five yards...