This was a lot easier to watch than the previous "second half reversal" that Eagles fans were forced to endure in Week 2 versus the Giants (that would be the game of which we do not speak…).
Strange 1st half. I think the Eagles thought the Pack would roll over like everyone had predicted and were somewhat surprised to find a motivated team that could actually move the ball somewhat effectively. GB had Favre do a lot of short passes, which worked pretty well for them for a while.
You never got the sense that this team was a real threat per se' — but the Eagles were doing enough dropping of the ball on at the goal line that you began the "freak" play that would put the Packers up more than a score and have them start believing in themselves. The fake FG with 0:01 remaining was — err — befuddling to say the least.
2nd half. Ahhh….that's better. The opening drive was ugly ugly ugly, but Donovan got a little of that "Ok, I will do this all by myself if I have to" thing going and naturally everyone began to feed off of it. The drive ended in a FG, but you had a sense that the ship was righted — especially after GB missed their FG chance, and McNabb came back to hit Greg Lewis for a TD.
Hopefully, none of the wide-out injuries will be too serious and Westbrook's knee will be back to playing shape this week.
Kornheiser had the best line of the night… "This isn't a charitble city…"
Amen, Tony. Amen.