Jake Elliott, defense again bailing the Eagles out, this time in Philadelphia's home-opener

The Eagles are hosting a snoozer in their home-opener. Thank goodness Jake Elliiott is still on the roster.
Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles
Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

There isn't much to get pumped about. The difference in the Philadelphia Eagles' home-opener versus the Minnesota Vikings is two made field goals by their kicker, the reigning NFC Player of the Week, Jake Elliott.

The Eagles have forced three turnovers. One came on defense and one on special teams. Thank goodness for that. Sadly, those didn't lead to any points.

Justin Jefferson's turnover, a near TD that spilled from his grasp and sailed over the pylon for a touchback helped spearhead the second Elliott conversion, a 61-yarder that sailed between the uprights and over the crossbar as time expired to end the second quarter.

Keep those fingers crossed. Maybe the Eagles offense will wake up.

Here's your update. Philadelphia's defense is doing a fairly good job. They ended the second quarter with a sack and three QB hits, but the story here is about bad play-calling and a very restless home crowd.

The halftime tally is 13-7 in favor of the Birds. Hopefully they end this one with some fireworks.

Update: A Josh Sweat sack/forced fumble kickstarts the third quarter. Philly punches one in by way of the quarterback sneak. That's the second time tonight that has happened. We may leave home happy after all.