Eagles pull out a emotional win in the final seconds against the Steelers
It has been a trying week for the Philadelphia Eagles organization and most importantly it’s coach Andy Reid.
As Reid took the field to coach his team just days after his son Garrett died, he was showered with love from an Eagles fanbase that he has had his ups and downs with.
“First of all, on behalf of me and my family, I’d like to thank the fans for their support, Reid said after the game. They went above and beyond, and we do appreciate that.”
“I told you [the media] yesterday that that stuff is so humbling. I take that as a compliment to my son and to my family. That is a humbling thing, and I appreciate every bit of it. We feel the love, and during these kinds of times, that is important.”
On the field it took a 51-yard field goal by Alex Henry in the closing seconds to give the Eagles a 24-23 win over the Steelers on Thursday.
Down 13-0 at the half, the Eagles scored 24 in the second for the win.
Starting QB Mike Vick gave the team a scare when he injured a finger on his throwing hand after starting the game going 3-of-4 for 6 yards.
“Mike is fine. He hurt this thumb, but you saw him gripping the ball, and he was fine by the end of the game, Reid said. “He just hit the nerve on the top there – like a stinger on your thumb. He got it x-rayed and there were no breaks in there.”
In his Vick’s place, rookie Nick Foles threw for 144 yards and two touchdowns and veteran Trent Edwards threw for 106 yards.
The expectations are high for the Eagles first team offense who have been deemed as one of the league’s scariest to defend.
RB LeSean McCoy commented on what they will do to get better moving forward.
“I think we needed to get this game under our belts, McCoy said. This whole week has been tough for us and to have our coach back in the mix, it means a lot. The next game will be different.”