Posts Tagged ‘NFC East’

Eagles Scouting Report: Romo’s Work Ethic Remains Strong Despite Looking Overweight In Viral Picture

August 6th, 2016 by Leo | Comments Off on Eagles Scouting Report: Romo’s Work Ethic Remains Strong Despite Looking Overweight In Viral Picture | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports

tonyromofatWhen the Dallas Cowboys opened training camp, a fan took a picture of quarterback Tony Romo jogging, and from the angle, the picture was taken, it appears Romo put on some extra pounds in the offseason, which has led to questions about the quarterback’s readiness for the season. Since the Cowboys are not expected to make the Super Bowl, Romo’s weight won’t have an impact on Super Bowl betting lines.

Since we live in a social media age, the picture of Romo quickly went viral, and as expected, it also became a meme. However, Romo, who has taken it all in stride, called it the least of his worries after a career filled with numerous criticisms.

Throughout his career, Romo has never been a chiseled player. But, after missing most of the last season because of a collarbone injury, Romo did all he could to get back into great shape for the season.

A day before the now infamous picture went viral, the Cowboys coaching staff raved about how hard the quarterback worked in the offseason and how good he looked. 

Romo, who understands that he can only perform as well as his body allows, has been alternating upper-body and lower-body workouts several times a week with his teammates. Romo also spends an hour a day strengthening his core, which will help him avoid the back injuries that have plagued him for the past couple of seasons.

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Eagles Earn Huge Victory Over Bills

December 15th, 2015 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Eagles Earn Huge Victory Over Bills | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports, TalkSportsPhilly

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We’re approaching week 15 in the NFL, and surprisingly enough….the Philadelphia Eagles are tied for first place in the NFC East.

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Rookie Nelson Agholor catches first touchdown of his career (Credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

It’s been a very bumpy season for the Birds, with it being a story of streaks. They start the season by losing three of their first four. Then, they win back-to-back games…only to drop four of their next five games. But, the important thing with this is that they have a pair of vital wins- Dallas and the New York “Football” Giants. With those two wins, the Eagles now sit at 2-2 in the division, having lost a pair of games to the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.

With their improbable victory last week, the Eagles climbed the ladder of the NFC East, improving their record to 5-7. The Giants and Redskins both lost heart-breakers last week, bringing the three teams to a tie atop the division. Entering week 14 against the Buffalo Bills, the Philadelphia Eagles had a chance to leave Lincoln Financial Field in sole possession of first place.

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New York Giants (3-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-3); Game Preview

October 17th, 2015 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on New York Giants (3-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-3); Game Preview | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL
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Eagles vs Giants (MNF)

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Back in Black!    That’s right, Monday night’s divisional battle against the hated New York Giants will once again be a “Blackout”.   Last season, the Eagles opened up prime-time play against the Giants with a “Blackout”.   That game resulted in the Birds first shutout in 18 years.   The team out-gained the Giants by a rate of almost 2:1 in total yards.   They drove Eli Manning and Ryan Nassib to the turf, a combined 8 times.   Point blank, they completely and utterly dominated the game.   Now, I’m not saying this game will be a repeat of last season.  But, I truly believe that the black uniforms do something special to this team.  The Eagles are riding high, after coming off of a dominating win over the New Orleans Saints. 

In that game, DeMarco Murray finally found his footing, tallying a total of 100+ yards from scrimmage and a touchdown.  The passing game really started to find its’ rythym, going for well over 300 yards.  The team should ride into this game, full of confidence and swagger.  On the other hand, so should the Giants.  They are the lone team atop the NFC East at 3-2, following a controversial come from behind win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night Football.  Needless to say, this should be a good one.  

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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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Eagles Dramatic Win with Vick Touchdown!

September 17th, 2012 by Leo | Comments Off on Eagles Dramatic Win with Vick Touchdown! | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

Fly High EAGLES!!

The Eagles pulled off another last minute victory yesterday against the Baltimore Ravens!  The Eagles are now 2-0 on the season and stand alone in first place in the NFC East after the 2nd week.  The chatter I heard all week was that the Ravens were gonna give it to the Eagles good.  Well the battle of the birds went to the end with the Eagles getting a last minute kill.

There is a major problem that needs to be addressed and that is the unreal amount of turnovers the Eagles have given up.  How they came out with 2 wins after all those turnovers is fortunate indeed.

Here is a clip from an Eagle Fan of the winning touchdown Vick scored for the Eagles!

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TSP Poll: Who will Win the NFC East?

September 5th, 2012 by Leo | Comments Off on TSP Poll: Who will Win the NFC East? | Filed in Eagles, Football, Polls

Who will Win??

Which team will win the NFC East this year??

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Eagles Roll Over Jets Keep NFC East Hopes Alive

December 18th, 2011 by Scott Dargis | Comments Off on Eagles Roll Over Jets Keep NFC East Hopes Alive | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

The playoff hopes might be slim, but the Philadelphia Eagles still have a glimmer of hope. A combination that included a healthy dose of good defense that grounded the Jets and gave the Eagles an early 28-0 lead.  There was a sense of uneasiness in the second quarter, but there was enough of a cushion to cover the mistakes that were yet again made on special teams.

Yes, the team was still very sloppy at times. Curtis Marsh apparently couldn’t hear Desean Jackson yelling to stop, thus giving Martin two straight weeks with a special teams mistake. Deon Lewis fumbled a kickoff and LeSean McCoy lost his first fumble of the season, both happened at inopportune times and gave the Jets the most momentum they had in the game. Yet the defense especially the line showed that last week was not a one time gig.

Mark Sanchez had a very pedestrian game (15/26, 150, 2/2) and Shonn Greene mustered 73 yards on 18 carries. The NY Jets offensive line was absolutely dominated by the Eagles. Even though they only had four total sacks, Sanchez had to face at times constant blitzing from Juan Castillo’s defense.

On the offensive side of the ball, Michael Vick ran a very efficient offense. There was the kind of balance that was on display during the wins over the Cowboys and the Redskins. Vick had 22 pass attempts to 18 handoffs at one point late in the game. The result? A much more efficient and flowing offense. Vick’s found his new favorite target Brent Celek five times for 156 yards and a touchdown. Celek now leads the team in receptions (49). To top things off for Vick he had his first rushing touchdown since the infamous Tuesday night game against the Vikings in week 16 last season.

Jason Babin gets the defensive game ball. He was a force, sacking Sanchez three times and raising his total on the season to 18. He now has nine quarters to get five sacks, which would break the record for most in season. Speaking of record setting, “Shady” McCoy now holds the mark for the most touchdowns scored in a season by a running back by scoring three times today. He got my offensive game ball after his 33 yard run early on in the fourth quarter. To top it off I’ll give Jim Washburn a game ball for another great week of defensive line play.

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