As with most games, there is something today for both the optimist and worrier. The offense was horrible with both turnovers and penalties. The defense was spectacular and did just about everything. However, if the Eagles play like this in coming weeks, they’ll win four or five times. Note that the jelling came only when when urgent-in the last minute of both the half and the game. Are they procrastinating?
The Eagles gained 456 yards matched with the 210 of the Cleveland Browns. The Browns led in turnovers 5 to 4. The Birds really hurt themselves with 12 penalties for 110 yards. Andy Reid has never been good on opening days but now they have won two in a row.