Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia Eagles’

What are the odds the Eagles will win SuperBowl 54

February 21st, 2019 by Leo | Comments Off on What are the odds the Eagles will win SuperBowl 54 | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

The 2018-19 season ended on a sour note as the Eagles made their bid to win back to back SuperBowls.  Typically it is a hard feat to do with the added pressure and being the main target for every team wanting to beat the Champs.  With Carson Wentz falling to injury for the second season in a row, good ole St. Nick stepped in to get the Eagles into the playoffs, beating the Rams in the process.  The Eagles fans thought another miracle was in the making with a double doink win over the Bears in the wildcard, but St. Nick fell short in a fourth quarter comeback against the Saints with a pass through the hands of Alshon Jeffrey that became a interception. It was an exciting ride for a bit and one pass/drive away from the NFC Championship game.

Well, with last season behind us and the New England Patriots winning another SuperBowl, the question arises on what chance the Eagles have to win SuperBowl 54.  If you want to check out the Eagles stats and figures for last year and upcoming news check out the Philadelphia Eagles page on NFL.com.

According to one source, the Eagles have the best Super Bowl 54 odds in the NFC East at +1800, narrowly ahead of Dallas (+2000). If they can bolster the backfield in free agency, they should be even shorter by Week 1. Philly was ranked 27th in rushing efficiency by Football Outsiders and 28th in rushing by Pro Football Focus last year, even though PFF graded the O-line as the 5th-best run-blocking unit. Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams, Corey Clement: all the RBs left meat on the bone, and the team never found a suitable replacement for Jay Ajayi. Le’Veon Bell would obviously come with huge off-field concerns, but putting his hyper-patient running style behind this offensive line would produce instant results. Lets see what the off-season brings.

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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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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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Eagles Browns Preview

September 8th, 2016 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Eagles Browns Preview | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL

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Location- Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Weather- 84 and sunny
Time/Channel- 1:00 PM, CBS
Point Spread/Over-Under Line-  Eagles by 4, 41 O/U line

Injury Report

Eagles

Bryce Treggs (wide receiver)- questionable (knee)
Connor Wujciak (defensive tackle)- out (shoulder)

Cleveland

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Eagles draft Halapoulivaati Vaitai in 5th round

May 1st, 2016 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Eagles draft Halapoulivaati Vaitai in 5th round | Filed in Eagles, NFL

For the second time in four picks in the draft, the Eagles addressed the offensive line. This time around they selected Halapoulivaati Vaitai, a offensive tackle from TCU. Vaitai, 6’6″, 320 lbs, has experience playing both left and right tackle, however, some scouts believe he is better suited for right tackle or even guard.

Here is NFL.com’s scouting report on Vaitai:

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Eagles draft running back Wendell Smallwood in the 5th round

May 1st, 2016 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Eagles draft running back Wendell Smallwood in the 5th round | Filed in Eagles, NFL

The Philadelphia Eagles had a need at running back coming into draft weekend, and they hope that their first of two selections in the fifth round will add some depth.

The Eagles selected Wendell Smallwood out of West Virginia with the 153rd pick in the NFL Draft. Smallwood, 5’10”, 208 lbs, is known as a physical “ground and pound” running back. Last season at West Virgina Smallwood was the leading rusher in the Big 12, as he rushed for 1,519 yards and nine touchdowns in 13 games, while also catching 26 passes out of the backfield for 160 yards.

Here is NFL.com‘s scouting report on Smallwood:

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