Philadelphia Eagles Postgame Thoughts Week 10: Eagles 59, Redskins 28

By Bryn Swartz

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– The first quarter (plus the first few seconds of the second quarter) was the greatest display of football I have ever seen in my life. Ever. The Eagles’ big second and third quarters against the Cowboys in the 2008 season finale was almost more of the Cowboys’ playing poorly than the Eagles playing well. But this was so dominant that I didn’t even know what to think. 28-0 after one quarter and 35-0 less than a minute later. Unbelievable.

– Jerome Harrison’s 50-yard touchdown run was one of the best runs I’ve ever seen by an Eagles running back not named Brian Westbrook or LeSean McCoy. He actually looked like he was moving through quicksand when he reached the 15-yard line, but he kept stumbling and dove into the end zone for the Eagles’ fourth touchdown of the first quarter.

– I have never seen Michael Vick play so well. I don’t think I have ever seen an Eagles’ quarterback play so well. Vick’s performance was truly one for the ages. If it was possible for a single game performance to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton would be calling Vick right now.

– I thought our tackling, especially at the beginning of the game, was brilliant. We played like we were on a mission.

– Dimitri Patterson is quickly becoming one of my favorite Eagles’ players. He’s a nobody but he’s had two consecutive great games and I expect him to take over for Ellis Hobbs as the starting right cornerback permanently.

– I can’t believe Michael Vick was still in the game with a 59-21 lead. I cannot believe it. But hey, I enjoyed every minute of Vick’s masterpiece. I’m starting to wonder if Vick will ever do anything wrong.

– Mike Shanahan asked Suzy Kolber at halftime if she had any ideas for the Redskins’ to improve their performance. Maybe he should have just let her coach. She couldn’t have done any worse, could she?

– I am happier after this game than I was after last week’s 26-24 win against the Indianapolis Colts. I can’t remember the last time I was this happy after consecutive regular season games. The Eagles are 6-3 after nine games. They were 5-4 in 2009, 5-3-1 in 2008, 4-5 in 2007, 5-4 in 2006, and 4-5 in 2005. They haven’t been this good at the nine-game mark since 2004 (8-1).

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