Andy Reid, Juan Castillo and the Philadelphia Eagles bought themselves a two-week reprieve with their victory over the Washington Redskins in Week 6. They head into the bye week at 2-4 and playoff hope is still alive.
The Eagles are now just two games back in the NFC East with four more division games to play. They still have a lot of work to do and issues to fix, but they can build off of this much-needed victory.
Before we start looking forward, as we’ll have plenty of time to talk about what comes next during the bye week, here are some random recaps, stats, observations and thoughts from the Eagles’ Week 6 game…
Run Forrest, run!
The game against Washington was about the run…doing it and stopping it.
For the second time this season, Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg actually ran a balanced offense. They handed the ball off to running backs LeSean McCoy and Dion Lewis a total of 30 times and gained 136 yards and one touchdown.
When you count Michael Vick’s runs, they actually r...