Sep 21, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) looks for a receiver against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
After Sproles proved he was, in fact, human, and fumbled on the Eagles’ second possession and the Washington team added a field goal, Foles led the Eagles back down the field. A long touchdown play to Jeremy Maclin was called back on a bogus block in the back call against Jason Kelce, but it didn’t matter as Foles kept the drive alive with a pass to Riley Cooper and later found Matthews on an 11-yard strike to make it 17-14.
Matthews, history should record, caught the ball, ran out of the end zone and then randomly fell down before celebrating. Rookie.
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Washington settled for another field goal on their next drive and the Eagles took the ball with just over a minute left in the first half. That proved to be more than enough time, as Foles expertly guided the Birds into the red zone. With no timeouts and just 13 seconds on the clock when the play began, Foles calmly delivered a perfect ball to Matthews in the back of the end zone and Philly held a 21-20 lead at the break.
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