The Philadelphia Eagles' offense once again struggled out of the gate, but a combination of special teams opportunism and stout defense staked them to a 13-0 lead just 12 minutes into the game. The Eagles would hold on to that lead for the entire remainder of the half, trading touchdowns with the St. Louis Rams en route to a 20-7 halftime advantage.
Biggest Play: Just 23 seconds into the game, the Philadelphia Eagles' special teams unit would pick up their second blocked punt for a touchdown in as many weeks. Chris Maragos would scoop up St. Louis punter Johnny Hekker's offering and run 10 yards for pay dirt to give Philadelphia an early 7-0 lead. That was enough to set the tone for the entire 30 minutes of action.
Biggest Surprise: The Eagles offense continued to sputter early in this game. After Philadelphia scored zero offensive points against San Francisco last week, the Eagles came out and scored just six points early on (not counting the punt block TD) against an on-again, off-again St. Louis defense.
Nick Foles (19-of-26, 123 yards, 1 TD) would find Riley Cooper for a nine-yard score with just 34 seconds left, lifting the funk that has seemed to surround the high-powered Eagles attack as of late.
Eagles Key Player: Give it to TE James Casey for his crowd-electrifying punt block that opened up the scoring and proved the major difference in the first half. The Eagles special teams unit is a thing of beauty at times, and Casey's big play is emblematic of that.
Rams Key Player: QB Austin Davis (10-of-19, 123 yards, 1 TD) wasn't spectacular, but his touchdown pass to now-fantasy football favorite WR Brian Quick provided the lone scoring play for St. Louis in a frustrating first half.
Who Has The Edge? With the Eagles offense finally clicking and a raucous Philadelphia crowd behind them, they hold a major advantage over a Rams team simply searching for consistency on both sides of the ball.Back to the Los Angeles Rams Newsfeed