Yesterday’s game was a passing duel with the ground game almost non-existent. Nick Foles passed for 471 yards and four touchdowns. Though Foles had a great game, his fumble at the Eagles five yard line made him look bad. Houston ran the next play over for a touchdown. Quickly a 7 to 3 lead became a 9 to 7 deficit. Things often change with the blink of an eye. The Texans missed the extra point.
Second year man DeShaun Watson showed the poise of a veteran throwing for 339 yards and two touchdowns. Watson was able to run against the Eagles often escaping sacks. On the bright side, the Eagles did nail Watson four times behind the line of scrimmage for 30 yards losses.
His most amazing play was in the fourth quarter when Eagles defensive line had him totally surrounded at the Houston 45 yard line . DeShaun looked like the round piece of metal in a Pin Ball machine as he bounced off defensive linemen. Escaping them, he threw for 30 yards and a first down at the 25 yard line. A touchdown followed on the next play.
After that score the Eagles fell behind 30 to 29. Almost three minutes earlier we were leading 29 to 16. It looked like Philadelphia was going to kill the clock and fans could relax ; the Eagles seem to have a knack of making a struggle out of what should be much easier. The fumble from Josh Adams started the slide.
A big lull occurred when Houston got that one point lead. Fans were in a down mode. Nick Foles added to his place in Eagle history with that come from behind win.