Sunday, February 7, 2016

Close game goes Eagles' way

The Eagles have finally won a close and came back after trailing at the end of the third quarter.

Close game goes Eagles' way

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Joe Mays celebrates after a defensive stop as the Philadelphia Eagles edge the Chicago Bears. (Ron Cortes / Staff Photographer)
Joe Mays celebrates after a defensive stop as the Philadelphia Eagles edge the Chicago Bears. (Ron Cortes / Staff Photographer)

The Eagles have finally won a close and came back after trailing at the end of the third quarter.

“We haven’t had a lot of luck in close ones,” coach Andy Reid said. “This time, the guys battled through and didn’t worry about all that. They just kept banging. I was proud of them for that. The coaches kept pushing.”

Asked about the potential impact of this type of win, Reid said, "That can’t hurt us. That’s a plus. We’ve got a lot of football ahead of us and have a pretty good team coming in next week.”

On Donovan McNabb's effort in the fourth quarter, Reid said: "You’re talking about a Hall of Fame player. He kept everyone positive and upbeat in the huddle and good things happen for him … He didn’t hang his head and kept everyone going. Kept telling them good things were going to happen and kept everyone punching.”

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On the importance of the Antonio Dixon blocked field goal: "I thought Dixon’s block was a good momentum changer. We needed something to pick things up.”

On using the no-huddle early in the game: "We know how important it was to start fast against the Bears. We thought utilizing the no-huddle would allow us to get in rhythm and maybe catch them off guard. I thought it would be an effective tool.”

On Joe Mays: “Joe did a nice job. We worked he and Trot in during the game. Trot finished the game. Joe had a lot of productive downs here. He was coming home and was fired to come in and do a nice job.”

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