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Digital Nest: Eagles Rocket Into First Place


On Sunday afternoon, the Eagles battled their way to a hard-fought 31-21 road victory over the Houston Texans. The Eagles overcame key injuries to their offensive and defensive leaders, but at the end of the day, they found themselves alone atop the NFC East standings.

Here's a look back at how the game played out on social media …


#MacAttack Strikes First

After both teams traded punts to open the game, the Eagles were able to get on the scoreboard first thanks to a beautiful pitch and catch from Nick Foles to Jeremy Maclin. The 59-yard pass put the Eagles up 7-0, and it also fired up #EaglesNation …

Sanchez Steps In And Shines

On the final play of the first quarter, Houston's Whitney Mercilus sacked Foles for a nine-yard loss. Foles injured his left shoulder on the play, leaving the Eagles offense in the hands of Mark Sanchez. The veteran stepped into the action and the Eagles offense didn't skip a beat. Sanchez found Maclin for a 52-yard gain on his first attempt, and a few plays later, Sanchez found Jordan Matthews in the end zone for an 11-yard score …

The Sanchize with the bomb on the first play #FlyEaglesFly — Howard Pena (@ChowardPena) November 2, 2014

The Incredible Polk Puts The Eagles Up Double Digits

A Cody Parkey 45-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter put the Eagles up by three at intermission, and after a crucial missed field goal by Houston's Randy Bullock, the Eagles ran their way to the first score of the second half. Two runs by LeSean McCoy and two runs from Chris Polk moved the Eagles 70 yards in four plays …

Chris Polk!#FlyEaglesFly #PHIvsHOU — Ricky (@RPDoe) November 2, 2014

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Touchdown baby #FlyEaglesFly #birdgang

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Sanchez And Maclin Seal The Victory

The Texans hung around in the fourth quarter thanks to a touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to DeAndre Hopkins. The Eagles answered right back with a long 15-play drive, on which they chewed up eight minutes of game time. Most importantly, the Eagles were able to put seven more points on the board, as Sanchez rolled out and found Maclin once again for an eight-yard touchdown, cementing the Eagles sixth victory of the season …

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Well why dont you just look at that #FlyEaglesFly

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Get Well Soon

The good news for the Eagles was that they were able to come away with a key victory on the road and take over first place in the NFC East. The bad news was that both Foles (shoulder) and DeMeco Ryans (ankle) left the game with injuries. After the game, Eagles fans and players alike were wishing their teammates well …

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