Coming off of 24 point drubbing of the Carolina Panthers, one would have thought that all was right in the world of head coach Chip Kelly. Yet one would only be half right. Defensively, Kelly was satisfied with the work his team did collecting nine quarterback sacks and namely, the two turnovers created in Carolina’s initial three plays setting the stage for a blowout. Philadelphia has recorded eight or more sacks on two occasions through Week 10. Linebackers Casey Matthews and Emmanuel Acho were lauded for their play in the place of DeMeco Ryan, who was injured last week and will be out for the remainder of the year.
The Eagles ran up 365 total yards of offense, yet a combination of three running backs could manage just 38 yards on the ground. Kelly made note of the stalled drives, and the inability to covert on multiple short yardage situations. Quarterback Mark Sanchez, making his first start, had respectable numbers with 332 yards passing, and two touchdown passes. Yet again, Kelly made a point of the 56 percent completion rate which needs drastic improvement, if the Eagles are to get into the playoffs. People on Facebook were complaining about the team’s effort. Fans like Flavio were also disappointed.