The Philadelphia Eagles 2010 season got off to a disastrous start in a game that saw five starters go down with injury. At least two of which will be done for the season.
Leonard Weaver tore his ACL on a horrific play where his leg literally bent the wrong direction. He’s done for the season as is center Jamaal Jackson who suffered torn biceps. Stewart Bradley and Kevin Kolb both missed the second half with concussions and before they are cleared to play again they will need to pass tests administered by both the team and an independent physician. Their status for next week is unknown.
The offense got off to an absolutely dreadful start. Kevin Kolb did not look sharp, the offense line was giving up tons of pressure, the running game couldn’t get moving, and Michael Vick was seemingly in the game every other play. By the end of the half, they had as many penalty yards as they did yards of net offense. Kolb finished the day just 5 of 10 for 24 yards. He was sacked twice, suffering his concussion on the second of those. He was actually re-inserted into the game after that hit and threw three incomplete passes.
The defense got off to a hot start, but really struggled at the end of the first half and start of the second. They gave up all 27 of the Packers points in the 2nd & 3rd quarter. They did picked off Aaron Rodgers twice and got three sacks in the game, but 27 points just isn’t good enough.
The Eagles did make a game of it behind none other than Michael Vick. Vick took over to start the second half and immediately starting moving the offense. Vick engineered three scoring drives including TDs. His comeback fell short as the Eagles were unable to convert a 4th and 1 with 2 minutes to go and down by just 7 points. Vick finished the day with 175 yards passing and 103 rushing.
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