The Eagles hosted former Offensive Coordinator Shane Steichen and his Indianapolis Colts in the final preseason game of 2023. The Colts, who played their starters for the entire first half, took a 14-point victory at Lincoln Financial Field.
Once again, the starters for the Eagles did not to play.
Find out how the game transpired:
- Devon Allen sparked the crowd with a 73-yard kickoff return to put the Eagles in great field position!
"It was my first kickoff return in probably seven or eight years, I'm not going to hear the end of it from some of my track friends for getting caught," Allen said after the game. "If you can break a tackle and you can get to the (open) field, you got some room, so I just was like, let me see if I can hit the edge because I had some room over there. The guys did a great job up front keeping that left side sealed so that I could bounce right."
- TOUCHDOWN! Trey Sermon powered his way up the middle for a 1-yard score on 3rd-and goal. It took the Eagles six plays to punch it home and they can thank Devon Allen for getting them to the Colts 27-yard line. Jake Elliott added the extra point! (Eagles 7 - Colts 0)
- After two offensive penalties on the Colts, they were forced to punt from their own end zone. However, the Eagles were unable to capitalize on their next drive and turned the ball over on downs.
- Deon Jackson muscled his way into the end zone for a 3-yard score. The Colts took advantage of the Eagles turnover on downs and quickly tied the game. (Eagles 7 - Colts 7)
- FIELD GOAL! Jake Elliott was in midseason form. He launched a 59-yard field goal as the Eagles retook the lead. Magic from Tanner McKee and positive plays from Sermon helped get the Eagles in Elliott's range. (Eagles 10 - Colts 7)
"I feel like the preseason's usually get a little busier than expected, but no, it's good. It's good to have to have those experiences and those game reps and especially have a couple of those long ones, so you have the confidence stepping out on the field when it really matters," Elliott said.
- The Colts started the second quarter with a touchdown to take the lead. Evan Hull was denied the first time after his 5-yard score was marked down at the 1-yard line following a booth review. On 3rd-and-goal, he made no mistake. Three penalties on the Eagles aided in the success of the drive. (Colts 14 - Eagles 10)
- Lucas Havrisik added to the Colts lead with a 41-yard field goal. On 3rd-and-11, Ben VanSumeren applied pressure on Richardson and Caleb Sanders chased the quarterback out of bounds to force the kick. (Colts 17 - Eagles 10)
- FIELD GOAL! Jake Elliott was working on his long game tonight. He is good at golf and even better at kicking field goals. He drilled a 52-yarder to cut the Colts' lead to four. (Colts - 17 - Eagles 13)
- The Eagles were driving, Tanner McKee was working his magic, and the receivers were making their catches. But on 1st-and-10 from the Colts' 32-yard line, Joseph Ngata made a great catch in traffic, but was hit hard from behind and fumbled the football. The Colts took over on the 27-yard line and spoiled one of the better preseason drives this summer.
- On the opening drive of the second half, the Colts found the end zone. Former Eagle Gardner Minshew found a wide-open Kenyan Drake for an eight-yard touchdown. The 11-play, 85-yard drive quieted the Lincoln Financial Field crowd. (Colts 24 - Eagles 13)
- The Eagles stopped the Colts on fourth-and-eight. VanSumeren was all over the place on the drive, making stops on second, third, and fourth down.
- INTERCEPTION! Tyreek Maddox-Williams picked off Sam Ehlinger in the red zone! A 42-yard return put the Eagles in great field position on the Colts 43-yard line.
- On Ian Book's first drive of the evening, he helped the offense get down the field, but the drive came to an end when they failed to convert on 4th-and-two.
"My family came from Philly and South Jersey to support," Maddox-Williams said. "Being able to get an opportunity to come home, I am just appreciative. I wanted to lay it all out on the line."
- Havrisik capped off a 47-yard drive and a Colts win with his second field goal of the night. (Colts 27 - Eagles 13)
"The guys played hard and fought," Head Coach Nick Sirianni said. "We did not play a lot of guys, just was happy with the way they fought. For some guys, it may have been their last opportunity to fight."
The preseason comes to an end on Thursday night for the Eagles as they host the Indianapolis Colts. Check out the best photos from the action on the field.