Royalty Tours USA

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Royalty goes to Philadelphia to see the Eagles play the Cowboys!

Prince at Lincoln Financial Field
After we left Lancaster Sunday, we drove on Route 30 towards Philadelphia.

The highlight of the ride was that we got to see a number of Amish people who were riding in their horse and buggys. It was such a unique experience to see them riding along the road.

We got to Philadelphia in the early afternoon so we had plenty of time to get ready for some football which was scheduled to start at 4:25PM. We went to Lincoln Financial Field to see the Philadelphia Eagles play their division rival, the Dallas Cowboys with our friend, Frankie Centola.

In addition, we had our pals, Steve Fekete aka the Padre Punk and Paul Derrick aka the Sporting Puma there with us in spirit. They're both big Cowboy fans.

As for the game we saw, the Eagles took the opening kickoff and they marched down the field on an 81 yard ten play drive that culminated with a 2 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Riley Cooper from quarterback Michael Vick which gave the Eagles the early 7-0 lead. The Cowboys responded on their first drive of the game as they answered with a touchdown to tie the game as running back Felix Jones caught an 11 yard pass with 2:13 left in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the offense disappeared. The Cowboys managed to get a 30 yard field goal from kicker Dan Bailey with 3:50 left in the half to give the Cowboys a 10-7 lead.

In the third quarter, the Eagles regained the lead on a 44 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jeremy Macklin from backup rookie quarterback Nick Foles who replaced Michael Vick who suffered a concussion with 12:52 left to give the Eagles a 14-10 lead. With 4:32 left, Alex Henery extended the Eagles' lead to 17-10 as he kicked a 40 yard field goal. The Cowboys' closed out the quarter with a 30 yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant from Tony Romo that tied the game at 17 as time expired in the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Dwayne Harris of the Cowboys ran back a punt 78 yards for a touchdown to give the Cowboys a 24-17 lead with 13:35 left. With 12:25 left to go, Brandon Carr of the Cowboys intercepted a pass and he ran it back 47 yards to add to the Cowboys' lead which was now 31-17. The Eagles' got a touchdown run from a yard out from running back Stanley Havili with 1:55 left to pull the Eagles within 8 at 31-23 as Alex Henery missed the point after wide left. The Cowboys got the final say as defensive tackle Jason Hatcher recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown with 46 seconds left to give the Cowboys' a 38-23 much needed victory. With the loss, the Eagles' season is in serious jeopardy.

After the game, we drove Frankie home then we went home.

Thank you for reading and following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

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