So the first game of the 2015 NFL season did not go as planned for the Philadelphia Eagles. The first half of the game, it seemed no one was ready to play real football. The Atlanta Falcons went into the lockerroom at halftime with a 20-3 lead. Our quarterback Sam Bradford was not good, our receivers could not get any separation, our running game was lackluster, and on the defensive side of the ball, the Falcons were doing just about anything they wanted. On top of it, the veterans were committing penalties, and the entire team just looked out of synch. The second half was a different story, for some aspects. The Defense tightened up, well most of it, our cornerback Byron Maxwell struggled to cover Julio Jones the entire game. But Sam Bradford helped turn the Offense around, they ran better, they got first downs, the receivers got separation, and the Eagles even took the lead at one point. But ultimately mistakes did the Birds in on the first game of the year. A missed field goal by Cody Parkey, some costly penalties, and not catching very catch-able balls cost the Eagles a game.
This week is our first home game of the season, and none other than NFC East Division rival Dallas Cowboys are coming in. With the Cowboys beating the Giants in Week 1, the Eagles need to take back the division, and prove that they are the team we believe they are.
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