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Amy
02-04-2018, 06:22 PM
We're back in the big game again. I know a lot of people are tired of us being here, but every generation has it's great teams. The 60s Packers, the 70s Steelers, the 80s Niners, the 90s Cowboys and now us.

Now it's time to try and get our second 3 in 4 years. But the Eagles will not be easy. In the end, I think it comes down to Nick Foles. If we get Divsional Round Foles, I think we easily win. If we get Championship Round Foles, it could go either way.

The Eagles inactives are OT William Beatty, RB Wendell Smallwood, WR Marcus Johnson, DE Steven Means, DTs Elijah Qualls and Destiny Vacao and CB Sindey Jones.

The Pats inactives are OL Cole Croston, RB Mike Gillislee, TE Jake Hollister, WRs Kenny Britt and Bernard Reedy, DL Alan Branch, and LB David Harris.

I'm a little suprised that Branch is not active given that LG is on the Eagles now.

Good luck Josh! Good Luck Matty P! You want your last game with us to be a win before you go to Indy (booo!) and Detroit.

Go PATS!

Let's get six!

Just over an hour until kickoff.

Amy
02-04-2018, 07:11 PM
James Harrison starting in the Super Bowl for the Pats!

That has got to irk Steeler fans!

Go Pats!

Amy
02-04-2018, 07:27 PM
Gene Steretore is the ref. We win the toss and we defer.

Amy
02-04-2018, 07:46 PM
Philly starts at the 26 after a short kick and nice return.

Philly has a long opening drive.

It starts out in the air. Foles finds Agholor for 4, then goes to Jeffrey on a screen that gets just 2. He moves around on third down and goes back to Jeffrey for 17.

They run the ball but Van Noy stuffs Blount for a loss of 2. Foles misses Smith on the sideline, but finds him for 15 on 3rd and 12.

Ertz gets 7 off playaction. Ajayi has two runs for 9, and a screen to Clement goes for 12. They had first and goal at the 5.

Blount runs to the 2. Ertz is called for the first foul of the game on a false start. On second and goal from the 7, Foles has to throw it away. Rowe bats down the third down pass to Jeffrey.

They settle for the 25 yard field goal.

3-0. Eagles 7:55 left

We need better third down defense.

Amy
02-04-2018, 07:55 PM
We start at the 25 after a touchback.

We answer. Brady's first pass is to Cooks and low and incomplete. Then he finds White for 15.

After catching Philly with 12 men on defense, Brady goes playaction to Hogan for 28.

A sweep by Higan gets four. Gronk has catch for 9, then White has one for 6. After White gains nothing on 2nd down, Mills knocks down a pass intended for Gronk.

We tie the game with a 26 yard field goal.

3-3. 4:17 left.

Amy
02-04-2018, 08:02 PM
They start at the 23.

Fast drive. Foles finds Ahgolor for 7. Then they get chunk plays. Blount for 36, then Foles to Jeffery for 34 and the touchdown.

Props to the Eagles on that drive.

They miss the extra point.

9-3 Eagles. 2:34 left.

Amy
02-04-2018, 08:09 PM
We start at the 18.

Really long TV timeout after the kickoff.

We hold the ball for the rest of the first.

Lewis starts us off with an 8 yard run. But a false start on Gronk and a miss deep to Hogan gave us 3rd and 7. Brady was under pressure. Moved, threw and...

DANNY! 47 yards.

Brady went to Hogan 12 more and two runs by White ended the quarter. We start the second with a 3rd and 1.

Amy
02-04-2018, 08:13 PM
And we fail. 3rd down is a sweep to Cooks that is stopped.

I would have gone for the QB sneak, we go for the FG, it's a bad snap and goes off the upright.

/sigh/

Amy
02-04-2018, 08:15 PM
Eagles take over at the 20 with 14:13 left.

Three and out!

Amy
02-04-2018, 08:26 PM
We start at the 37 with 13:11 left.

We are having insanely long commercial breaks tonight.

Brady finds Cooks for 23. He was hit on his blindside (cleanly IMO) by Jenkins. He's down and I'm guessing out for the game. It looked like he was knocked out cold. Injury timeout.

We have first and 10 at the Eagles 40 after the injury timeout.

We get nothing off it. Jenkins knocks down a first down pass. Lewis runs for 5. We try a pitch to Danny and a pass to Brady but it's dropped. On 4th and 5 we go for it. We go deep (?) to Gronk and it's incomplete.

That was a bad playcalll sequence by Josh. Very bad.

We do not need Josh doing tests in the Super Bowl.

Amy
02-04-2018, 08:33 PM
Philly takes over at the 35 with 11:53 left.

Ajayi has two runs for a net of 3. Ertz gets open on 3rd down for 19.

Foles overthrows Jeffrey and then goes back to him for 22.

Blount runs for 21 and the TD.

They for two and do not make it.

15-3 Eagles. 8:48 left.

Hey Josh, enough with the cute plays. They are weak to tempo and backs catching the ball. Go back to the first drive and do things that worked!

Amy
02-04-2018, 08:38 PM
We start at the 25 after a touchback.

We play action to Burkhead for 47. Then we have three bad plays and settle for a 45 yard field goal.

15-6 Eagles. 7:26 to go.

Amy
02-04-2018, 08:45 PM
They start at the 25 after a touchback.

They start with a false start on Ertz, his second. After we hold Ajayi to 1, Foles finds Smith for 10, and Ajayi gets 36 on 3rd and 4.

Foles goes deep to Jefrrey, it goes off his hands and is picked by Harmon!

Amy
02-04-2018, 08:54 PM
We start at the 10 with 5:01 left.

It starts poorly. Lewis goes for 4, then Brady is incomplete to Gronk and Hogan. But Mills is called for holding. We have life.

Lewis gets two runs for 12.

Brady misses Gronk, then finds Hogan for 43.

White finishes the drive with a 26 yard TD.

We miss the XP!

15-13 Eagles. They have left 3 points in the field, we have left 4.

Amy
02-04-2018, 09:05 PM
The Eagles start at the 30 after the kickoff and two minute warning.

Foles finds Ertz for 7, then goes to Smith but it's incomplete.On third down, Clement runs for 55. Seriously, why do we let 3rd down backs kill us?

Clement goes to the 2 on 1st and goal from the 9. On second down he gets 1. On 3rd, they misss Jeffrey. On 4th, they snap to Clement, he hands off to Burton, who throws to Foles. TD.

22-12 Eagles. :34 left.

We have 1 TO, they have 2.

Amy
02-04-2018, 09:10 PM
We start at the 25.

Brady misses Danny deep, then finds Dorsett for 19. We take the last timeout. :22 left.

Brady runs for 6. We spike it with 3 seconds left. Philly lets us line up then takes timeout #2.

We throw a screen. It needs 50. It gets 30.

Amy
02-04-2018, 09:14 PM
The good news is that neither defense has played well.

We have failed to execute. If we can just stop failing to execute, we'll be fine.

I think the Eagles are playing well overall. But, we're just not playing as well as we should be. Why run a slow sweep on 4th and 1? Take the TB 12 sweep or the 3.

Why throw to the 5 on 4th and 5 from the 30. Find Rex or Dion for the first.

I think we've been too cute.

Penalties have not been a factor. 4 for them (2 on Ertz), 1 on us (Gronk). They have the 12 men on D, and the hold on Mills. All were good calls. We need to execute better.

Start the 3rd with a TD, get the ball back, and take the lead. Sack Foles a couple times.

Amy
02-04-2018, 09:47 PM
We start at the 25 after a touchback.

It's the Gronk drive. The first three plays are to Gronk. He catches two of them for 49 yards.

White gets 4, Brady throws the ball away, then finds Gronk for 11 on 3rd and 6. We were at the 8.

White gets three, Gronk finishes it with a 5 yard TD catch.

22-19 Eagles. 12:15 left.

Ok, that's a good start. Now we need the defense to step up.

Amy
02-04-2018, 10:03 PM
They start at the 15 after a run back and an illegal black in the back.

Blount runs for 4. Foles goes to Agholor twice. The first was a miss. On the second, he broke a tackle by Bademosi, and got 16 and the first. We should have had a three and out.

Blount gets the next two plays and gains 16 yards.

Foles went to Smith and it was incomplete. Ajayi gets 9 on an ugly run to get them to 3rd and 1. Chung is hurt on the play. That's not good. Wiznewsi was also hurt on the play.

On the 3rd and 1, they play action to Ertz for 14.

A pitch to Blount gets 4. On second, Foles has to throw it away. On 3rd and 6, they go to Clement for the 22 yard TD. The play was reviewed. I think he was barely out of bounds.

After review, Steretore says that ruling stands. I can't complain. It was close and could have gone either way.

29-19 Eagles. 7:18 left.

CC does not agree with the call. I can also understand that.

Amy
02-04-2018, 10:11 PM
We start at the 25 after a return.

Lewis starts us off by getting a yard. Then Brady goes to Hogan and it's incomplete. However, holding was called on Kendricks. First down.

Lewis up the middle for 1. Brady goes to Hogan for 15 off play action.

Lewis up the middle for 3, and then again for 5. On 3rd and 2, Brady goes to Danny for 16.

Hogan finishes the drive with a 26 yard TD!!

29-26 Eagles. 3:23 to go.

This is one hell of a game. Get a stop D!!!

Amy
02-04-2018, 10:21 PM
They start at the 25 after a touchback. Both Chung and Wiznewski are back.

Foles starts fast with a 24 yard pass play to Agholor.

Foles then goes to Smith for 16.

Blount goes to the right for 2 yards, Agholor takes an end around left for 8 and the first.

Foles goes to the endzone but the pass is incomplete. Foles throws fast to Smith for 7. That's the end of the third.

We won the quarter, but we still trail and they have 3rd and 3 at the 15 yard line.

Amy
02-04-2018, 10:23 PM
There have been no sacks in the game so far. That's pretty amazing.

Amy
02-04-2018, 10:26 PM
To start the fourth, they try a screen to Agholor and lose 8 yards! 4th down! Finally a great 3rd down play by the defense.

The Eagles make a 42 yard FG. But, there is a flag on the play. We were offsides, they decline and take the points.

32-26 Eagles. 14:01 left.

Maybe we can do a 14 minutes TD drive! The defense kinda held. We need a TD this drive. Badly.

Amy
02-04-2018, 10:27 PM
14 minutes left in the season. The last quarter of the Super Bowl always has me edgy, even when the Pats are not in it. No matter what, this has been another classic game. Hate us or love us, we give people thier money and times worth when we are in the Super Bowl.

Amy
02-04-2018, 10:36 PM
We start at the 25 after a touchback.

Burkhead leads us off with three runs for 19 yards. 13:00 left.

Brady goes to Hogan for 3. We have a 3rd and 3. 12:00 left.

We convert! Brady to Danny for 5. We're at the Eagle 47.

Right back to Danny! He gets to the 18! 11:00 left.

Right back to Danny! 9 yards. White gets the ball to the four. 10:00.

First and goal at the 4. Brady throws low and incomplete to White.

Second and goal. GRONK!! TD!!!!!

33-32 Pats!!! 9:22 left.

It's not over. Not by any means. But the lead is so important.

Amy
02-04-2018, 10:46 PM
They start at the 25 after a touchback.

Ajayi starts them off with a four yard run. 9:00 left.

Foles goes deep to Smith. Incomplete. Harrison with pressure on the play.

3rd and 6. We take timeout before the snap. I think there was some confusion on defense. This is a big play.

3rd and 6. Ertz makes the catch for 7. Great play Eagles. 8:00 left.

Blount gets two yards. Foles goes underneath to Clement for 7. 3rd and 1. 7:00 to go.

They go to Smith and he loses a yard! 4th and 2!!! Harrison again with a key play! 6:00 to go.

4th and 2. They stay on offense and Ertz gets the first barely. Eagles aren't laying down. 5:00 to go.

Eagles take Timeout #1. 4:52 left in the season. C'mon defense. Sack time. Turnover time. C'mon 92! Show the Steelers they were wrong about you!

Amy
02-04-2018, 11:01 PM
1st and 10. Blount gets a yard. 4:30 left.

2nd and 9. Foles to Agholor for 9. First down. 3:30 left.

Back to Agholor to the Pats 24. 3:07 left. Chung hurt again. The clock is the biggest factor in the game right now.

Foles to Smith for 10. They are at the 14. 2:37 left.

Ajayi takes it to the 11. We call timeout #2 with 2:30 left.

Foles playacttion. He overthrows Jeffrey. 2:25 left.

3rd down. Ertz with a great TD drive. The play was reviewed. I think it should stay a touchdown.

Al and CC both feel it should be overturned.

On review, the call is confirmed. I think that is the right call even though it could cost the Pats a ring.

They go for two and they do not make it.

38-33 Eagles. 2:21 left. They have two timeouts. We have one. A touchdown wins it. Time to uptempo and go win it!

Amy
02-04-2018, 11:04 PM
We start what should be the last drive of the season for us at the 25.

2:21 left. 1st and 10 at the Pats 25. Brady to Gronk.

2:16 2nd and 2 at the 32. Brady fumbles. Barnett with the recovery. That's game.

Amy
02-04-2018, 11:10 PM
Eagles run twice to get to the warning.

Blount is stuffed, but they can go for a FG.

4th and 6. Eagles take timeout with 1:10 left.

We need to block the FG. If they make it, we still have a chance, but it will be harder.

46 yard FG is good.

41-33. 1:05 to go.

Amy
02-04-2018, 11:18 PM
One more try. Let's see what we can do.

We try a trick return. It blows up. We have the ball at the 9 with :58 seconds. Why????

1st and 10 at the 9. We miss Hogan past the 30.

2nd and 10 at the 9. :53 left. Incomplete pass to White.

3rd and 10 at the 9. :48 left. Incomplete to Danny.

4th and 10 at the 9. :42 left. Brady to Danny for 11.

1st and 10 at the 20. Spike.

2nd and 10 at the 20. :26 left. Brady to Gronk for 13.

1st and 10 at the 33. :20 left. Brady to Gronk for 17.

1st and 10 at the 49. :13 left. Philly takes it's last timeout.

1st and 10 at the 49. :13 left. Incomplete.

1st and 10 at the 49. :09 left. Brady to the endzone. Incomplete.


Gratz to the Eagles. I think we were too cute at points, but they deserved to win.

Amy
02-04-2018, 11:20 PM
I want to say that while I understand CC's praise of the TD pass to Foles, it bugs that me that he gives that the 'best play of the game' label.

If you look at it, the key to the game was Josh. Josh was too cute. Josh cost us points.

I'll say it again, the Eagles deserved to win. But, for as they played on offense, we moved it at will when we were not being cute.