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Eagles- 37- Redskins- 34- Post-Game Recap

September 25th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Eagles- 37- Redskins- 34- Post-Game Recap | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

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Eagles (2-0) vs. Redskins (1-1) Preview and Staff Predictions

September 21st, 2014 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Eagles (2-0) vs. Redskins (1-1) Preview and Staff Predictions | Filed in Eagles, General, NFL, TalkSportsPhilly

On Sunday, the Eagles will head into battle with NFC East rivals, the Washington Redskins. This game should be an easier matchup than the 30-27 thriller that took place on Monday Night. But, it should be more of a challenge than the 34-17 drubbing of the Jaguars in Week 1 (Albeit, not in the fashion that we expected..). Both teams will head into this battle with numerous wounded soldiers. Below, is the full injury report for both teams.

Injury Report:

Philadelphia Eagles:

Mychal Kendricks (Calf) – Out
Josh Huff (Shoulder)- Doubtful
Earl Wolff (Knee)- Questionable
Matt Tobin (Knee)- Questionable
Todd Herremans (knee)- Probable
Nolan Carroll II (elbow)- Probable
Zach Ertz (knee)- Probable
Malcolm Jenkins (shoulder)- Probable
Brad Smith (groin)- Probable
Jaylen Watkins (hamstring)- Probable
Cary Williams (hamstring)- Probable
Fletcher Cox (back)- Probable

Washington Redskins:


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Looking Ahead: Philadelphia Eagles

January 21st, 2014 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Looking Ahead: Philadelphia Eagles | Filed in Eagles, Football, General


The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off their best season since winning the NFC East back in the 2010 season. It was a very exciting year from day one way back on January 16th of last season, when the Eagles made the “big splash” by hiring Chip Kelly.

Kelly made the leap from Oregon to the NFL, and it was a leap that many people were very interested in watching. However, the reaction wasn’t exactly all positive at first, as some thought that Kelly and his “college offense”, which was very fast would struggle in the NFL. Or that Kelly was just the wrong hire for this team, as some wanted now Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley.

One year and four days later, I think those negative comments are now put to bed.

After winning just 12 games the previous two seasons combined, Kelly led the Eagles to a 10-6 season in his first go around as head coach in the NFL. However, it was a much more fun and exciting 10-6 season than previous years or even for other teams. Kelly’s new offense was for real right from the start, as the Eagles scored 33 points in each of their first two games against the Redskins and Chargers.

That same offense would end up finishing 2nd in yards per game and 4th in points per game in the NFL this season.


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With Successful 2013 Season Over, Eagles and Fans Wonder What ’14 Will Bring

January 13th, 2014 by Jim Chesko | 1 Comment | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

eaglesticHere’s what the Eagles need to do to beat the Panthers in Sunday’s NFC Divisional Playoff contest down in Carolina.

Ok, that was the piece I had expected to be writing today. But the New Orleans Saints’ 26-24 victory last Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field put an end to all that, leaving disheartened Birds’ fans to wonder what personnel changes will be made between now and July and whether Chip Kelly and Co. can build on his surprisingly successful first year in Philadelphia.

And, make no bones about it: The Eagles’ 2013 season was much better than almost anyone could have predicted. Most experts – as well as this writer (definitely not an expert!) – figured on a six- or seven-win season for the Birds in Year One of the Kelly Era. And that’s how it was shaping up when the team was 3-5 at the season’s midpoint. Little did we know what lay ahead!

Granted, Billy Davis’s defense had started playing better in October, but there was still loads of uncertainty at the quarterback position: Nick Foles had stunk up the joint in a Week 7 home loss to the Cowboys, and – in Week 8 – Michael Vick returned from a hamstring injury only to re-aggravate it in the Birds’ loss to the hapless New York Giants.

We all know what happened next. Second-year QB Foles returned to the lineup in Week 9 and threw an NFL record-tying seven touchdown passes in a blowout win over the Raiders in Oakland, the start of a five-game winning streak and a 7-1 second half that culminated in an NFC East Division title with a Week 17 win over the Tony Romo-less Cowboys in Dallas.  LeSean McCoy set a franchise record with a league-leading 1,607 rushing yards and 2,146 yards from scrimmage.  DeSean Jackson ended with 82 catches for 1,332 yards, the second-highest total in team history. And – oh yeah – Foles quietly put up some amazing numbers in his sophomore season: a 64% completion rate, 27 touchdowns with just two interceptions, and a passer rating of 119.2 – the third-best in league history.


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New Orleans Saints (11-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (10-6)- Wild-Card Playoffs- Game Predictions, Breakdowns, Injury Reports

January 5th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on New Orleans Saints (11-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (10-6)- Wild-Card Playoffs- Game Predictions, Breakdowns, Injury Reports | Filed in Eagles, Football

So every Philadelphia fan got their Christmas wish as the Eagles are back in the playoffs, for the first time in three years and in head coach Chip Kelly’s first season as an NFL head coach. Hopefully, knock on wood, the New Year can begin with a “bang” with a win when the Eagles square off against Drew Brees and the Saints at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday night. In this case, it’s a match-up of two former Texas quarterbacks who went to the same high school (Westlake) in Austin, Texas.

After a 3-6 inch snow storm in the Delaware Valley a day ago, the weather will be a huge factor in the game, not because of the snow but rather because of the cold weather and wind chill. At game-time it will be roughly 20 degrees with 6 mile-per-hour winds, making it feel like 19 degrees. Not exactlyLambeau Field weather this weekend, but not San Francisco weather either, to say the least. There will also be undercover cops at the game, some of which will go undercover as Saints’ fans in the stadium stands.

New Orleans has never won a road playoff game in franchise history; a span of 47 years. Brees has three of those road losses (Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco), despite playing fantastic in those games, throwing eight touchdown passes to just three interceptions.  In those three respective games, New Orleans’ defense has been the problem as they’ve given up an average of 38.7 points/game. This season, New Orleans was spectacular as usual at home as they went 8-0 at home, while they went just 3-5 on the road.

Brees, the former Super Bowl MVP, had another stellar year this season throwing 39 touchdown passes to just 12 interceptions, with another 5,000+ passing yard season (5,162), a completion percentage of 68.6 and a quarterback rating of 104.7. He ranked within the top five/10 among all NFL quarterback leaders in most, if not all, of his stats, including (with his league ranking noted in parenthesis): completions (2nd), attempts (3rd), passing yards (2nd), touchdown passes (2nd), QB rating (6th), passing yards per game (2nd), yards/attempt (7th) and passing touchdown percentage (4th), among others. Among those noted stats above, he ranked second only to Peyton Manning (who broke Brees’ previous single-season passing yards record) in pass completions, passing yards, touchdown passes and passing yards per game.


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How to Beat the Bears!!

December 21st, 2013 by Philly Pressbox | Comments Off on How to Beat the Bears!! | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

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The Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears roll in to the week 15 Sunday night matchup with everything on the line, of course, this depends on whether the Dallas Cowboys show up to play the Washington Redskins or fold their tent and go home after last weeks 2nd half meltdown against the Green Bay Packers. Both teams sit atop their respective divisions by the slimmest of margins. For the Eagles, they need to take care of their own business so they won’t have to worry about Dallas. The Birds will face the most well rounded offense they’ve faced all season.

The Bears have a terrific back in Matt Forte, who is currently 3rd in the NFL in rushing with 1200 yards while averaging 4.7 yards per carry. He also has 66 catches for 522 yards Also, the Bears are the only team in the NFL with 2-1000 yard receivers in Alshon Jeffery, 1265 yards and Brandon Marshall with 1185 yards. The pair have combined for 170 catches. Offensively the Bears can be very good while the Eagles defense, that ranks #31 in the NFL in pass defense, can be very suspect. Jay Cutler will again be the starting QB for the Bears. (more…)

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Philadelphia Eagles- 24- Washington Redskins- 16- Post-Game Thread/Recap

November 20th, 2013 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Philadelphia Eagles- 24- Washington Redskins- 16- Post-Game Thread/Recap | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

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Nick Foles hugging backup QB Kirk Cousins after the game (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Leave it to Brandon Boykin to make a big play to save the game for Philadelphia, with 32 seconds left in the game at home vs. rival Washington.

The Eagles looked as if they were going to cruise easily to victory this past Sunday vs. the now 3-7 Redskins, but the game drastically changed, in Washington’s favor, when the Eagles decided to slow down the pace of the game with a 24-0 lead after halftime.

That’s when Washington’s defense came up with a few stops in succession, to be able to put their offense, struggling at that point, in a position to score some points and get back in the game. Well, that’s exactly what they did. Washington scored 16 unanswered points in the 4th quarter, and after a 24-point deficit, cut the lead to just a touchdown (plus a two-point conversion). Even more impressively perhaps, on top of the touchdowns to cut the Philly lead, was Washington’s red-zone offense’s effectiveness on the two-point conversion attempts. They were 2-2 in two-point attempts, even though they were poor outside of that in the red-zone.

The first time they made it to the red zone was with little over nine minutes to play in the second quarter, when backup running back Roy Helu Jr. ran for a 24-yard gain to setup 1st and 10 on the Philadelphia 20 yard line. On the very next play, Eagles’ linebacker Connor Barwin sacked Griffin for an eight yard loss, and subsequently stripped the ball from him for a forced fumble, which lead to an Eagles’ recovery by Fletcher Cox.


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