The Philadelphia Eagles expect to finish up the 2014 season on the road against the New York Giants with linebacker Trent Cole on the field. Quarterback Nick Foles, of course, will miss the final game of the season after having his second half of the season essentially wiped out by a broken collarbone.
Two of the most tenured Philadelphia Eagles, one on each side of the ball, could be playing their final game for the team Sunday.
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Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez got opposite results with similar performances in a disappointing season.
The five Eagles selected were hoping to skip this year’s NFL all-star game to play in the Super Bowl.
Three weeks ago it looked as though the Philadelphia Eagles were going to make a serious push for a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs while wearing the NFC East crown for a second straight season. Instead, the Eagles now enter the final week of the 2014 season with nothing but pride to play for, and head coach Chip Kelly intends to go all out in order to end the season with a win.
The Eagles have been eliminated from the playoffs and won’t be playing in January—but five Eagles will be playing in January, offensive tackle Jason Peters, center Jason Kelce, running back LeSean McCoy, linebacker Connor Barwin and special teams threat Darren Sproles.
Eagles fans have been demanding changes in the secondary after watching opposing wide receivers burn the Birds with big plays. There is a possibility the fans may get their wish.
It’s hard to say where exactly it began—this doubt about Chip Kelly—but it’s easy to notice how amplified the doubters have become since the Eagles have lost three-straight games and will be watching January football.
With their playoff hopes squashed last weekend, the Eagles take to the road one final time to wrap up the 2014 season against the New York Giants. The Giants had their playoff hopes dashed much earlier in the season but look to end the year on a high note with some promise for 2015. After being embarrassed by the Eagles earlier this season, the Giants hope to pick up revenge on the Birds the way Dallas and Washington already have.
For McCoy not making the playoffs makes the year feel like a waste of time.
Howie Roseman talked about moving forward after the Eagles failed to make the playoffs.