The Eagles are back in action for the first time since suffering a 32-21 loss that saw an undefeated streak come to an end. Philadelphia has played better on both sides of the football, but it’s not showing on the scoreboard, as the team trails the Colts 10-3 at the end of the first half.
Indianapolis got off to a strong start with a ten-play, 75-yard drive that lasted almost six minutes and ended with a Jonathan Taylor touchdown.
With the second half set to start, here are takeaways and observations from the first half.
Head coach Nick Sirianni talked about it being a group effort in replacing his star tight end, and through one half of football, it has been average at best.
Grant Calcaterra and Tyree Jackson had two costly penalties early on, and Philadelphia has one catch for seven yards at the position, thanks to Jack Stoll.
Looking to replace his production in the lineup, Philadelphia targeted
(1) A.J. Brown (2) Devonta smith
The offensive line has given up some pressure, but Carson Wentz has also been holding on to the ball too long at times.
Wentz has been sacked three times and has thrown for just over 100 yards.
Defensively, the Eagles have done a good job of containing Taylor and keeping the Colts’ offense in check for the most part.
Philadelphia’s secondary has been solid, with Darius Slay and Michael Jacquet both having nice games.
The Eagles need to find a way to get the offense going in the second half and put some points on the board. If they can do that, they have a good chance to come away with a win.