The Eagles Offensive Line
First and foremost – Is Nick Foles leaving Chicago healthy, despite having a ribs injury affecting him for the past couple of weeks? The answer is yes. Okay, another question; How many sacks did the almighty Chicago Bears have against the Eagles offense on Sunday? The answer is one. A whopping one sack from the dangerous Chicago Bears front. Now, did the Bears play poorly on defense? Absolutely not! They forced Nick Foles to throw two interceptions. They held the Eagles rushing attack to 42 yards, with an average of 1.8 YPC.
Chicago’s defense is definitely as good as advertised. However, this game could’ve gone a lot worse had the Eagles offensive line played the way that they were playing earlier in the year. Sure, there was pressure on the quarterback at times, but that was to be expected. It wasn’t perfect, and it probably will never be. But when everybody is crediting the quarterback, and the receivers for the win on Sunday, just remember that the offensive line left it all out on the field and allowed for most of those plays to happen.
I can’t point the finger at one player and say that they were the reason the Eagles won. The overall award could easily go to the defense with the way they played against the Bears. But considering how well the Chicago defense has been all season long, the offensive line needs all the credit in the world right now. Kahlil Mack had zero sacks, and only one quarterback hit. That’s a game-changing player right there, and the Eagles shut him down. What an effort by those big guys up front on Sunday.