Posts Tagged ‘NFL News’

The Eagles Perfect 20/20 Vision for 2020

May 13th, 2020 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports

TSP has been watching from the sidelines for most of 2020 as the world fights off the worst pandemic in a century. Especially hit hard are the Sports and Entertainment worlds, as they count on Social gathering and crowds to flourish.  Most of us are left wondering what will happen to sports for the next year and sports and entertainment in general.  There may have to be a paradigm shift in the way we approach Sports in order to adapt to conditions on the ground and overcome the obstacles that the Corona-virus has created.

This brings us to the point of this article, the Eagles 2020 season and the schedule.  TSP believes there will be a season and it can be managed safely even if the crowd aspect is diminished.  As with anything there is risk involved and should conditions warrant an adjustment during the season, then the NFL and Players have to be willing and able to do so.  Petty bickering over contracts and money between billionaires and millionaires just isn’t gonna fly during a pandemic where people are losing everything and wondering what they will do to survive.  Being sore winners in not a good look to the peasants.

With all that said, below is a graphic of the Eagles 2020 Schedule and TSP thinks it’s going to be a tough one.  I’m gonna go with a 10-6 or 9-7 record with the Division Title and hope for better if possible.

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SuperBowl LIII: New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams

January 21st, 2019 by Leo | Comments Off on SuperBowl LIII: New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, Sports

Well, the teams that are in the SuperBowl this year has been set.  Here in Philly we were hoping for a back to back Superbowl wins after Nick Foles delivered the miracle in 2018 for the Philadelphia Eagles first ever SuperBowl win!  We celebrated all year long basking in the glow of our teams win and thought that the miracle might happen again as St. Nick stepped in for an injured Carson Wentz and got the Eagles into the playoffs even though everyone counted them out of that option.  The Eagles made it to the Divisional round but fell to the Saints in a heart-breaking loss.

This weekend we saw both the AFC and NFC championship games featuring the Rams vs Saints and the Chiefs vs Patriots.  Both games were exciting and even had some controversial calls by the Refs, including the incredibly missed pass interference call in the Rams vs Saints game.  Both games went into OT and that was a first for the NFL.  Both the Rams and the Patriots won in Overtime and are headed to Atlanta on Feb. 3rd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

AFC and NFC Championship Scores

SuperBowl LIII 

 

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The Prodigy Returns

September 23rd, 2018 by Leo | Comments Off on The Prodigy Returns | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL

Carson Wentz’s return from injury will be one of the greatest moments in Philadelphia sports history.

Make no mistake about it, Carson Wentz turned the Eagles franchise around and brought them their first championship in six decades. Sure, Nick Foles stepped into the role and had a marvelous run, quarterbacking the team through the playoffs and an electrifying Super Bowl win. But Foles and his teammates rode Wentz’s spirit to victory. They followed the path blazed by Wentz, and were infused with the confidence that can only be inspired by a player endowed with divine abilities. Carson Wentz took a team, and a city for that matter, that had been so demoralized from fifty-seven years of losing, and changed their DNA. He changed their destiny.

So, on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., savor what you are witnessing. Listen to the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field when Carson Wentz trots out of the tunnel onto the hallowed grass of his home turf. There will be a roar you will not hear again in your lifetime. Because the fans know innately what this wunderkind did. Generations feel it in their marrow. And they will welcome back their young, gridiron general with the enthusiasm and reverence reserved for only the greatest of warriors. It will be, well, let’s call it a religious experience.

That’s what Carson Wentz means to Philadelphia.

To take a peek back, it’s hard to believe what Wentz has accomplished in less than two years as a pro.

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Happy Sports New Years (Eagles vs Cowboys)

December 31st, 2017 by Leo | Comments Off on Happy Sports New Years (Eagles vs Cowboys) | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL

Well it is New Years Eve and time to ring in another new year.  No one believed the Eagles would be 14-2 with the best record in the NFL and clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs depending how far they go.  Of course the injury to Carson Wentz was a real blow, the Eagles still managed to pull out wins with the backup QB Nick Foles.  Yes, just like a few years ago Foles took a lot of criticism for his play and I for one am not one of those people.  I think the Eagles still have a shot in the Playoffs with Foles as QB.  He is a competitor, doesn’t turn the ball over much, can throw a nice ball, and holds his composure on the field.  Yes I know, he doesn’t always look pretty doing it but hey the Eagles have had worse QB’s.  If the D can step up and fill in the gaps the Eagles are still a tough team to beat and of course the old saying Defense wins Championships.

Today, we have our classic rivalry as the last game of the year in a cold climate facing the Dallas Cowboys.  I for one am picking the Eagles in a win with a close game 27-24, but my predictions are no better than anyone else’s and anything could happen.

Here is what some fans think when I asked what their predictions were and what should be the objective of the Eagles for this final game.

I guess the most important thing is to stay healthy, maybe the team will use the game as a way for the Eagles to jell together before the playoffs.  Technically the game doesn’t matter for the Eagles but no Eagles fan likes to lose to the Cowboys so it should be interesting the stance the Eagles take for the game.

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The NFL Draft in Philadelphia

April 26th, 2017 by Leo | Comments Off on The NFL Draft in Philadelphia | Filed in Eagles, Events, General, NFL, Sports

The 82nd NFL Draft will return to the city for the first time in more than 50 years over 3 days, Thursday through Saturday, April 27-29, 2017.  Taking place annually, the draft is when the National Football League (NFL) teams select eligible college football players to add to their rosters.

Surrounding the event, Philadelphia will host the FREE NFL Draft Experience. Be ready for three days of festivities — all taking place outdoors on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway — that will allow fans to enjoy interactive experiences, get autographs from current and former players, and take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and many more opportunities.

The Philadelphia NFL Draft event is slated to be the largest fan experience ever produced by the NFL.  This Draft has drawn record interest and the Parkway will feature giant LED screens, a zip line, tons of exhibits and more.

Will you be able to attend the Draft?

The NFL Draft Experience is FREE to attend and open to the public!

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Philly Sports News: Revisiting some memorable Eagles-Steelers games

September 22nd, 2016 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Philly Sports News: Revisiting some memorable Eagles-Steelers games | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports

Over the years, despite the fact that neither team plays in the same conference as the other, the Steelers and Eagles have had some memorable games. This is in addition to the fact that, 73 years ago, the Eagles and Steelers temporarily combined to be one team, the Steagles, due to both teams having lost many of their players to World War II. Since both teams started playing each other in 1933, surprisingly, the Eagles have a 46-28-3 record vs. Pittsburgh. One of the 77 games was added to the Eagles’ 10 greatest games DVD that came out seven-years ago.

On November 12th, 2000, at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium, the Eagles put together a late fourth-quarter comeback to win in overtime, 26-23. With 3:55 left in the game, trailing 20-13, the Eagles were able to stop Hall of Fame halfback Jerome Bettis on 3rd down. Despite the stop, 13 seconds later, Pittsburgh kicker Kris Brown kicked a 40-yard field goal to increase their lead to 10. Kick returner and running back Brian Mitchell ran back the ensuing kick for 23 yards. After three-straight completions, and a lucky unnecessary-roughness call, on a fade route, Donovan McNabb caught Mitchell for 13 yards and a touchdown.

Then the Eagles successfully executed an onside-kick attempt, recovered the ball, and, as time expired, went on to tie the game at 23 all. During their last two drives, they were able to score 10 points in just two-and-a-half minutes. That year, the Steelers’ defense only allowed 13 passing touchdowns (McNabb had two of them that game, and 0 turnovers), and their unit ranked in the top 10 in several categories, including takeaways. 10:44 into overtime, with a 42-yard field goal, Eagles’ kicker David Akers won the game.

2000- Final Score- Eagles 26-23

In 1947, the 8-4 Steelers suffered their first ever playoff loss, 21-0 to the Eagles. A year later, vs. Chicago, the Eagles would win their first-ever championship. In that 1947 season, Pittsburgh was an even-keeled team, on both offense and defense. They ranked seventh in the league in both points for and points against (240-259). In October of that season, at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia 35-24, despite Eagles’ Hall of Fame halfback Steve Van Buren rushing for 133 yards. Leading up to their December divisional-round postseason game, the Steelers that season had three games with 30 or more points, including 38 at the Polo Grounds, yet in their playoff loss, they were shut out and only mustered 154 total yards. Two Pro Football Hall of Famers started that day for the Eagles (halfback Steve Van Buren and center/defensive end Alex Wojciechowic).

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Eagles-Bears preview

September 16th, 2016 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Eagles-Bears preview | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL

Location- Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
Weather- 81 and sunny
Time/Channel- 8:30 PM ET, ESPN
Point Spread + Over-Under Line- Bears by 3, O/U 42 1/2

Injury Report

Eagles

Leodis McKelvin (cornerback)- questionable (hamstring)
Zach Ertz (tight end)- doubtful (ribs)

Bears

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