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Eagles outlast Chicago comeback, improve to 5-4

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PHILADELPHIA, PA –

The Eagles hung on to a claim victory by a score of 22-14 and head into the bye week riding a two-game winning streak. 

On a beautiful Sunday in November, Philadelphia returned home for the first time since October 6th. Although the Eagles dominated the first half, they found themselves up just 12-0 at the half even though the defense held Mitch Trubisky and the Bears to -10 yards until the two-minute warning. Chicago would hit a couple of big plays and get back into the ball game with two unanswered touchdowns making it 19-14.

The Eagles would close out the game with a 16-play, eight-minute drive where Carson Wentz would pick up three clutch first downs caught by Alshon Jeffery, Miles Sanders and Dallas Goedert. The drive would be capped off by a Jake Elliott field goal that would put them up 22-14 and closed the book on this one. 

For as much hype surrounding the return of Desean Jackson, it was Jordan Howard who put a bruising on his old team, rushing for 82 yards and a touchdown. Jackson would not return after the first offensive drive of the game.

In total, the Eagles did not have the best-executed game, but got the job done. The defense behind the return of some key players in the secondary is back on track, holding the Bills and Bears to 14 points and under. Yes, these are not the best offenses, but confidence going into the bye week and before facing New England is crucial. 

Now 5-4, the Eagles are back in a tie for the NFC East until the Cowboys face off against the Giants tomorrow night. 

Full Stats Here (via ESPN)

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