Sam Bradford made two plays in the Eagles stunning win over the New England Patriots that made it seem like he and all-world Tom Brady belonged in the same league after all. First was the picture-perfect 10-yard TD strike to Jordan Matthews that pushed the Eagles up 35-14. But it was a third-down conversion late that made Eagles fans take note that they might — as head coach Chip Kelly has long promised — have something special in Bradford. Bradford found Riley Cooper for 14 yards on third-and-11, looking not unlike that other guy who stands in the pocket cool and collected in Foxboro.
Due to injury Bradford wasn’t part of the Eagles horrible performances these last two weeks, embarrassing games in which they gave up a combined 90 points. Mark Sanchez was behind center for those. So Bradford’s return lights a new path and could signal a new beginning, coinciding with this most unlikely road win at Foxboro. It certainly signals a change of attitude and a change in possibilities for the Eagles, and it may not come too late wither. The Eagles climb to 5-7 just a half game back of Washington (5-6), which squares off against the Cowboys Monday night.