Preseason at Chicago: Eagles Players React

There was plenty to talk about, both positive and rough, in the Eagles 34-28 loss Friday night to the Chicago Bears.

Nick Foles threw two interceptions on three possessions, which inevitably brought out the 'he only threw two all of last year!" kneejerk comments. Foles, however, isn't keying on that comparison.

From Foles' post-game presser:

"It’s a sick feeling in your stomach," Foles said afterward. "I know I’ll feel a certain way for 24 hours, but I’m going to move forward, I’m going to correct it. It’s not my first time to throw two picks in a game. I’ve done it before. I know how everybody’s going to look at it, but I’m going to stay positive. I’m going to learn from it. I know the situations, I’m gonna keep it in the data base of my brain, and I hopefully don’t make the same mistake twice."

CREDIT: Les Bowen, Philadelphia Daily News

Rookie receiver Jordan Matthews also failed to live up to inflated billing, as his night was a combination of short catches and costly drops. Not quite the auspicious unveiling the fans were expecting to see.

“It’s just concentration, I’ve got to just bring in those balls,” Matthews said. “Nothing more, nothing less. Just got to make those catches. That’s it.”

CREDIT: Rube Frank, CSN

Mark Sanchez ended up being one of the highlights of the night, leading two touchdown drives with poise and precision, and demonstrating a rapport with young tight end Zach Ertz. Sanchez credited a quality second-team line, spurred by the efforts of Matt Tobin, Dennis Kelly, and others.

"Got started with that second group there, tried to get as many completions as possible, move it down the field. I thought the O-line looked great, there was a bunch of time back in the pocket, and it made it easy on us."

CREDIT: Eagles Press Pass

Chip Kelly, per usual, took a blunt but realistic look the inconsistency and mistakes from Friday night.

“We turned the ball over too many times on the offensive side of the ball if you’re going to win football games.”

"It’s one preseason game. You get X amount of snaps. We’ll make corrections and go from there.”

CREDIT: Zach Berman, Philly.com

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