Eagles Lead Colts 13-0 After First Quarter

DeSean Jackson has just four catches for 38 yards from Kevin Kolb this season. The duo hopes to change that against a stingy Falcons defense.

DeSean Jackson made his presence known early with three catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.

Coming out of a bye, the Eagles had waited two weeks to begin to avenge their loss to the Titans.  They didn’t waste much time.  On the first play from scrimmage, LeSean McCoy ran 62 yards down to the Indianapolis 10.  Two plays later, Michael Vick fired a strike to DeSean Jackson for a 9-yard touchdown.

On the ensuing drive, Peyton Manning threw an ugly interception to Asante Samuel, who returned it to the Colts 10 yardline.  Philadelphia settled for a 22-yard David Akers field goal though, and a 10-0 lead just 3:36 into the game.

The Eagles forced a punt, which was downed at their own one yardline.  On 3rd and 7, Vick dropped back into the endzone and unleashed a bomb to DeSean Jackson for 58 yards to the Colts’ 38 yardline.  The ball sailed at least 55 yards in the air.

Two plays later, Vick found Jackson underneath soft zone coverage for 18 yards.  A personal foul for a late hit by Gary Brackett moved the Eagles to the Colts’ 8 yardline, but Philadelphia again settled for a field goal and a 13-0 lead.

Peyton Manning and the Colts have the ball at their own 35-yardline heading into the second quarter, still within striking distance thanks to the Eagles settling for field goals.  Manning is 7-of-10 for 54 yards, no touchdowns and an interception.  Vick is 3-for-7 for 85 yards and a touchdown.  LeSean McCoy ahs 3 carries for 69 yards, while DeSean Jackson has 3 catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.

Topics: Asante Samuel, DeSean Jackson, Indianapolis Colts, Michael Vick, Peyton Manning, Philadelphia Eagles

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