Eagles, despite their warts, dominate the line of scrimmage to clip the Falcons

It wasn’t an exquisite smorgasbord abounding with magnificence.

It wasn’t a work of art.

Then again, NFL games are played in stadiums, not in museums.

Too many stupid penalties again, too many crucial drops, too many poor coaching decisions again … but no matter.

The Eagles in spite of themselves snapped a two-game losing streak and iced the red-hot Falcons 24-15 Sunday, improving to 5-4 overall and 4-0 at the Linc.

The Eagles now have beaten three teams that visited the Linc with winning records.

Suddenly Eagles fans have bellowed up from the bowels of deep depression.

Philadelphia won because they held the Falcons, who came into the game with the NFL’s second-ranked offense, to 303 yards and one touchdown.

The Eagles’ offensive and defensive lines won their respective wars of muscle and mayhem and they showed a more balanced attack, rushing for 207 yards — 108 of them by Ryan Mathews.

Philly also followed the narrative of their season — play up to the good teams and play down to the bad teams.

Leave it to the ol’ Zekester to spot a trend.


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