How's this for addressing your problems quickly?
First play, hit DeSean Jackson for 42 yards. Then drive down the field, get into the red zone, and score a touchdown there. Jump on the Texans quick and take a 20 to 10 lead.
That loss last week, when the Eagles couldn't score in the red zone, didn't produce any turnovers and their star receiver ended up angry and chewed out? The Eagles did a good job in the first half of consigning that to memory - though a final red zone field goal, rather than touchdown, took some luster off. (Keeping in mind of course, that there is still a half to play and lots could change).
Some first half notes:
-- LeSean McCoy has already had a solid day: 34 yards rushing, 37 receiving and two touchdowns.
-- Stewart Bradley has been much more active this week and has made several sure tackles.
-- The Eagles are 2 for 4 in the red zone. One "failure" (according to official NFL stats) came on a drive when they only crossed the 20 on a third down play and then kicked a field goal on fourth.
-- Rookie DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim got some snaps.
-- Nate Allen and Dimitri Patterson both bit badly on Andre Johnson's double move. What's the point of double coverage if you're both going to go for the same move?
-- Trevor Laws had an interception for his first career take away. It set up an Eagles field goal.
-- David Akers set the team record for most games played as an Eagle.
-- Michael Vick is taking a lot of hits, again. Several times he has gotten up slowly, but he's still having a great night: 15 for 22, 180 yards and a touchdown.
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