Eagles will be a “big challenge” for the Patriots, Belichick

11/22/11 in NFL   |   JamesSmith23   |   1410 respect




Coach Bill Belichick reckons that the New England Patriots (7-3) will have a tough time against the Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) this weekend. The Patriots will be travelling up to the Lincoln Financial Field to meet the Eagles on Sunday. Last week, the Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in an immaculate team-performance. It was one of those rare games when the Patriots defense stepped up their game to meet the top notch performance of Patriots swashbuckling offensive line.

Quarterback Tom Brady continued with his impressive form by completing 15 of his 27 passes for 234 yard and 2 touchdowns. Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 81 yards and scored a touchdown while Patriots’ rising star tight end, Rob Gronkowski received 4 passes but ran for an impressive 96 yards for 2 touchdowns.

Patriots’ defense line acquired some glory as well. They never Chiefs’ new quarterback, Tyler Palko settle down. The defense; intercepted the ball 3 times to become an impregnable wall against the Chiefs. Belichick was all praise for the satisfying performance his men had posted, 34-3. However, Belichick did say that he had witnessed a couple of glitches in running the ball and the Patriots would be working on it this week, before the Eagles.

Belichick said, “Quick turnaround here with trying to watch the Kansas City game, look at some of the things from the game and then move on to Philadelphia.” The Eagles come from a 17-10 win against the New York Giants, a team that the Patriots were unable to defeat 2 matches ago.

Belichick stated that he was inspired by the hard work coach Andy Reid had put into the team. Belichick admitted that the Eagles were having a turbulent season, where they’ve succumbed to mediocre opposition but nevertheless, they had the power to make a comeback.

Belichick commented, “The Eagles are an outstanding team. [They're] well coached, they're obviously mentally tough - they've hung in through a lot of tough situations. They're a talented team in all three phases of the game; they're very explosive. They've done everything well: run the ball, thrown the ball, defend the run, rush the passer, turned it over, kick returns.”

Belichick further said that underestimating the Eagles would not be prudent. Belichick expressed, “We have a lot to get ready for here, a team we haven't played in awhile. We've seen them in preseason but it's not quite the same. [We] have to get it turned around in a short week and get ready for a good football team that does a lot of things. This will be a big challenge for us this week.”

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