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For the second week in a row, the Philadelphia Eagles did the improbable and came back from a double digit deficit to remain one of seven undefeated teams in the league. Tonight's win was due in part to one of this season's additions to the Eagles, 10 year veteran RB Darren Sproles.  

At the half, the Eagles were trailing 17-6. Three trips into the red zone had only produced 6 points after a missed field goal attempt. This was nearly a duplicate of week one, where the Eagles were behind 17-0 at the half to an underdog Jacksonville team. At least this week there were points on the scoreboard.  


It wasn't the 34 unanswered second half points of week one, but the Eagles came out of the locker room reenergized and outscored the Colts 24-10, giving them the W after a last second field goal from rookie K Cody Parkey. 

The real star of the night was 31 year old Darren Sproles with 7 receptions for a whopping 152 yards, including a 57 yard run that sealed the Eagles victory. 


When I had the chance to chat with Sproles during the offseason he couldn't contain his excitement for Chip Kelly's formations and schemes. It seems the love affair is mutual as Kelly spoke about Sproles after the game with Lisa Salters: 

"I've been excited about having Darren since the time we got a chance to trade for him. He's just a special player and when you get him matched up in certain situations, he came through, he came up huge for us tonight." 

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