Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Jeremy Maclin racked up 158 yards and a pair
of touchdowns on six receptions, as the Philadelphia Eagles gutted out a 31-21
decision over the Houston Texans despite losing starter Nick Foles.
Foles began the game, going 10-of-13 for 124 yards, one score and a pick
before leaving due to an apparent shoulder injury after one quarter. Mark
Sanchez ended up 15-of-22 for 202 yards, two TDs and two interceptions for the
Eagles (6-2), who shook off a loss last week in Arizona and ascended to the
top of the NFC East after Dallas lost at home to the Cardinals.
LeSean McCoy contributed 117 yards on 23 carries, while Chris Polk added a
touchdown run and Jordan Matthews posted a TD reception for the visitors.
Ryan Fitzpatrick finished with 203 yards and an interception on 13-of-27
passing, but threw TD passes to DeAndre Hopkins and Arian Foster for the
Texans (4-5), who fell to 0-4 all-time against Philadelphia.
Hopkins totaled 115 yards on six catches, with Foster adding 56 yards on 15
carries and 63 yards on a pair of receptions in defeat.