In Kevin Kolb’s first career start on the road, he was able to head out west and bring home a win for the Eagles. Kolb didn’t put up overly impressive numbers, but he managed the game well. We saw him effectively throw the ball down the field, unlike last week against the Redskins.
Despite his rib injury, LeSean McCoy had another standout game for the Eagles. He made plays rushing the ball and receiving, going for well over 100 total yards on the night.
There were some downfalls to the game, especially on defense. Andy Reid continued to make some questionable calls. He had Eldra Buckley run the wild cat on a third and one situation that didn’t work out, partly because of a bad snap. On the ensuing fourth down, the Eagles chose to go for it and decided to throw the ball, turning the ball over on downs.
Late in the fourth quarter, faced with a third and short situation, the Eagles also chose to throw the ball stopping the clock and giving the 49ers another chance to win the game. However, the Eagles defense picked it up and sealed the game with a Trevard Lindley interception.
Again, the Eagles suffered a bunch of injuries during the game. Some players were able to return the game, while others were unable to return to action.
Overall, it wasn’t the prettiest win of the season, but I’ll take it. More to come on the game later.