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Philadelphia Eagles Blow Out New York Jets 45-19 With Impressive Team Showing

The Eagles Win Big At Home Against The Jets!

The Philadelphia Eagles (6-8) defeated the New York Jets (8-6) at home in a blow-out fashion, winning the game 45-19. The Eagles entered the game coming off a big win on the road against the Miami Dolphins, and are technically still fighting for a playoff berth. New York came down to Philadelphia riding a three-game winning streak and were looking to gain ground in the AFC Wild Card race.

I have no idea where this Eagles team, that showed up against the Jets, has been all season. The offense was dynamic, and the defense was opportunistic and agressive. All of the free agents that Philadelphia brought in this off-season, especially defensively, made a huge impact. Michael Vick looked sharp, and LeSean McCoy was on fire the entire game, breaking the Eagles-franchise season touchdown record previously held by Steve Van-Buren.

The best way to describe this win is that everything went right. The offense could do no wrong, and the only mistake was a special teams fumble on a kick return by rookie Dion Lewis. Philadelphia’s defense was nearly perfect, both in defending the run and in the secondary. For the first time all season, this Eagles squad was cohesive, together, and played like a Super Bowl contender.

More than likely, whether the Eagles end up making the playoffs or not, Andy Reid saved his job. This win was not only huge for team momentum, but it also proved that the Eagles’ players are still willing and love to play for Reid. A convincing blow-out win, against a quality opponent like the Jets, is just the thing the Eagles organization needed to feel comfortable bringing back Reid for next season. The fan base may complain at first, but if the Eagles can win like this on a consistent level next season, keeping Reid aboard would pay major dividends.

However, I doubt that this one strong defensive performance will save Juan Castillo’s job. After a season of flopping with enough defensive talent to sink a ship, there is a slim chance that Castillo can salvage his job. This game is impressive, and proved that when Castillo really opens up the defensive playbook, he can be a successful coordinator. But like I stated before, one game is not going to be enough to keep him in Philly.

The best part about this win, was not the fact that the Eagles remained in the playoff hunt, but that McCoy continues to dominate. If there was one player on this Philadelphia team that didn’t give up during the long stretch of the season where the Eagles were losing, it was McCoy. The fact that he now broke the Eagles franchise season-touchdown record speaks volumes of the determination and dedication he has on the field. Of all the running backs in the NFL, McCoy is at least in the top three, quite possibly even the best.

Next week, Philadelphia heads to Dallas to take on the Cowboys, in a must-win game if the Eagles have any hopes of making the playoffs. The last time the Eagles and Cowboys met, Philadelphia was able to blow out Dallas in a 34-7 win. If this team can go out next week and play the way they did against the Jets, I have no doubt that they can beat the Cowboys. At this point, making the playoffs is a matter of believing that the Eagles can do it.

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