Foles And Eagles Come Back In Second QuarterBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, General News, News Thursday, December 13th, 2012
The Birds offense changed things up on the Bengals by faking a bubble screen outisde. Foles did a nice job of pump faking the screen, then he got the ball deep to Jeremy Maclin, who had opened up behind the Cincy secondary.
A few plays later, Foles got the ball to wide receiver Riley Cooper on a well designed play against the Bengals zone defense in the red zone for a touchdown. The Eagles wide receivers were in a bunch formation and it opened things up for Cooper at the goalline.
On the next defensive series, defensive end Brandon Graham did a nice job on a pass rush to force a fumble. Graham is coming off the corner with some authority and quickness.
The Birds had a nice play for the Bengals with a fake quick screen, then a screen to other side to Bryce Brown. He got the first down on the play. They weren’t able to get into the end zone after that turnover, but were able to tie the game up with a field goal.
The Eagles defense was able to get after Cincinnati by forcing a holding penalty and veteran defensive end Trent Cole got a sack on third down to force a punt. Foles and company weren’t able to do anything with the football, so they punted it back to Cincy.
At the end of the half, Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins came around on a pass rush game and knocked the ball out of the hands of quarterback Andy Dalton. The fumble was picked up by Eagles defensive end Darryl Tapp.
Foles and the Eagles offense weren’t able to get the football into the end zone, so Alex Henery gave them the lead with a field goal. The young quarterback was 12-24 in the first half for 145 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.
I like the way he took care of the football and didn’t try to force the ball into a bad situation. When there was something there he let the ball go. If not he hung onto it.
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