Sep 15, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running backLeSean McCoy
(25) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts cornerbackDarius Butler
(20) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
For the second straight week, the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense was miserable in the first half, unable to run the football and with quarterback Nick Foles strangely off target. He missed a seemingly simple swing pass to open wide receivers three times and closed the first half underthrowing an open Jeremy Maclin, resulting in his second interception of the season.
Foles was hardly the only culprit in the ugly first half offensively, as he did deliver a solid ball in the end zone to Riley Cooper on the Eagles’ second drive of the game. In what is becoming a theme for Cooper in this early season, he dropped the sure touchdown pass. Philadelphia later settled for a 38-yard field goal attempt, which Parkey pushed wide.
Defensively the Eagles weren’t much better, unable to stop an Indianapolis running game that was previously nonexistent. Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw shredded the Birds for big runs while Luck was largely ineffective against the Philadelphia pass rush. The Colts scored the game’s first touchdown on their second drive, marching down the field and finally into the end zone on a fourth-and-goal play from the 1, when Luck dumped a ball to Bradshaw for the score.