The Philadelphia Eagles' offense didn't score a season-high in points or gain a season-high in yards, but following their 19-17 win against the New York Giants, head coach Andy Reid was pleased with his offense's performance.
"One of the positives was that I thought we found a rhythm offensively. We were able to get ourselves in rhythm that second half," Reid said during his Monday press conference. "I thought it was good to get Michael [Vick] going here. Mike takes a lot of responsibility upon himself, but it's a joint effort and we all have a piece of that from playcallers to the players around them. I thought everybody picked up their game."
The Eagles also did a much better job of protecting the football. After committing 12 turnovers during the first three weeks of the season, Philadelphia did not commit a turnover against the Giants.
"We had no turnovers, which we won that battle for the first time this year. That’s important, at this level obviously," Reid said.
Halftime adjustments, especially in the running game, proved to be a key to the Eagles' win. New York limited the Eagles to just 19 rushing yards on 12 first half carries, but Philadelphia adjusted and ran for 172 yards on 24 carries in the second half.
"The O-line, I thought, did a nice job of adjusting. [Offensive line coach] Howard [Mudd] and [offensive coordinator] Marty [Mornhinweg] did a nice job of making adjustments coming out that second half," Reid said.
The Eagles will see if those adjustments carry over when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.