Eagles escape Monday Night Football Thriller in Indianapolis

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[ESPN Stats & Info] [Eagles 24/7] [Nick Foles highlights]

Man, what a game for Philly on Monday night.

This was an absolute thriller where so much took place; Nick Foles did not look sharp at all times but once again when it mattered he was able to make the plays that won his team the game. He finished with huge numbers; 21 of 37 for 331 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

His lone TD pass of the game to Jeremy Maclin tied the game at 27. His only interception was an unbelievable play by Greg Toler on a deep ball to Maclin that could have been thrown a little deeper. He’s going to need to be sharper simply put in order to silence the critics who are still expecting a sub 100 passer rating every week. That’s a little unrealistic.

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This game will definitely go down as ‘the Darren Sproles Game’. Sproles had seven catches for 152 yards and four rushes for 26 yards and a touchdown. He took this game over in the second half and was so dominating that he single-handedly willed the Eagles to a come from behind win.

Other big things I remember from this game was a fumble from Trent Richardson that was lost and the Colts unwillingness to put the game in Andrew Luck’s hands at the end of the game, tied at 27. They ran the ball two straight times and then failed on a third down passing attempt.

Of course, many will talk about the poor officiating. A horse collar tackle was called on the Indianapolis defense bringing down Lesean McCoy which appeared to be a clean tackle; and there appeared to be some pass interference on the Philadelphia defense which was missed on Luck’s lone interception.

Nonetheless, the Eagles moved to an unexpected and unlikely 2-0 while the Colts remained winless at 0-2.

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