Foles rallies Eagles to beat Colts in Indianapolis

Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:08am EDT
 
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(Reuters) - The Philadelphia Eagles rallied for a second successive week to record a 30-27 victory with a Cody Parkey field goal as time expired to beat the Indianapolis Colts on Monday.

The Eagles trailed 20-6 in the third quarter and were down 27-20 late in the fourth before Parkey's 36-yard field goal as time expired.

Philadelphia enjoyed a similar fightback last week when they overcame a 17-point halftime deficit to beat Jacksonville.

"We don't want to put ourselves in that situation every week, but if that's what it comes down to we have to execute and win games," Eagles quarterback Nick Foles told reporters.

"To go through adversity like this says something about our team."

Foles threw for 331 yards and a touchdown on Monday to mastermind their second-half fightback.

Foles led an 80-yard drive that saw LeSean McCoy score from one yard out and pull the Eagles within 20-13 in the third.

Philadelphia tied the game 20-20 less than two minutes later after recovering an Indianapolis fumble and getting a 19-yard scoring run by Darren Sproles.

Indianapolis responded with a seven-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Luck to Ahmad Bradshaw and appeared ready for victory before Luck threw an interception deep in Philadelphia territory.   Continued...

 
Sep 15, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts safety LaRon Landry (30) is called for a horse collar tackle as he grabs the jersey of Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Philadelphia defeats Indianapolis 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports