Just call them the Cardiac Birds.
On Sunday, the Eagles rallied from an early deficit to narrowly defeat the rival Redskins, 37-34, at Lincoln Financial Field. For the third week in a row, Philadelphia battled back from a 10-plus point deficit. For the third week in a row, they escaped with the W.
Not good for a fan’s blood pressure. Good enough for the record books.
Eagles are the first team in @nfl history to win their first three games when trailing by 10+ points in each.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 21, 2014
With Eagles running back LeSean McCoy bottled up, quarterback Nick Foles put the team on his shoulders, completing 27-of-41 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns.
He, too, re-wrote history.
Nick Foles is the only QB to throw for over 300 yards in each of the first 3 weeks of the season.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 22, 2014
In Weeks 1 and 2, the Eagles defeated the Jaguars and Colts, respectively, after falling behind by 17 points. They’ve scored 101 points — 33.7 points-per-game, which ranks second in the NFL — during their wild stretch.
Foles, the victim of a Redskins’ cheap shot that ignited a major brawl, leads the league in passing with 978 yards.
(Photo credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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